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The #SafePlaceSelfie day was actually started by the National Weather Service, which is when the National Parks Service caught up and put their own spin on the title to create, #SafeParkSelfie day.
While the National Weather Service was trying to encourage people to share pictures of their bad weather day emergency supplies, we think #SafeParkSelfie day is a whole lot funnier.
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While Kumaraguru doesn’t have any sway on the decisions Google Maps makes, he does want to make it easier for them to make the right one.
Kumaraguru, alongside his team at the university, created Saftie, an app that crowdsources user data on dangerous places.
While the researchers behind this proposal also mention counseling tourists via park rangers and wilderness medicine providers, Kumaraguru believes the issue of selfie deaths will never be fixed without the technology that gave us selfie deaths in the first place.
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