Facebook has launched an app allowing users to dedicate their status in honor and remembrance for those who perished in the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001.
The app that was prepared in partnership with the National September 11 Memorial and Museum asks members to update their profile pictures and dedicate their statuses with messages of remembrance.
Users also have the option of dedicating their statuses to specific individuals who lost loved ones during the attacks or fell victim as a result of the attacks. If a member decides to dedicate their status to an individual they will have a choice of selecting one of 3,000 victims, including those attacked in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and passengers of Flight 93.
The aim of the app is to not only share notes of remembrance but to share with people how you are personally remembering and honoring the victims of the attacks.
On the app's comment page Jeff Hairston an employee of the 9/11 memorial said, I am an American, a New Yorker, and employee @ The 911 Memorial. I'm privileged to arrive and depart each day with a deepest sense of community, pride and honor.
Meanwhile, Facebook is also recognizing the tenth anniversary of Sept.11 but love streaming the tribute concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday night allowing people to come together and share their memories through a social network.
Another 9/11 app compiling hundreds of original photos and videos from the attacks has been created by a native New Yorker, Steve Rosenbaum who launched the app on iTunes.
I made the app because the more friends I talked to, the further away from New York I got. They were saying to me, 'I want to go down there, I want to see the memorial and what was built but I'm not going to get down there, he said, CBS reported.
The app is 400 pictures, exclusive material that has never been seen before of the site literally from when it cleaned up until practically yesterday, the filmmaker told CBS. There's an hour of video, interviews with the architect... and with other people involved with the construction and design. It really is a virtual tour of the World Trade Center, he added