Some may argue that social networking tools such as Twitter and Facebook are a waste of time, while others consider them to be innocent fun. But there are a few who would say these innovations are so much more. For example, one woman saved her friend from home invaders after seeing a plea for help on Facebook, while another was rescued by emergency personnel after tweeting for help when she was injured and lost in the woods. Learn about seven real-life cases in which a tweet, a status update or an application was a lifesaver.
This article originally appeared on WomansDay.com and is republished here with permission.