Did I just have a Amber Alert show up on my iPhone or am I trippin
— Corey J (@IconicPhysique) January 14, 2013
Did anyone else phone receive a amber Alert!? This the first time my phone did it
— TRIPLE X – LEGENDARY (@TripleX863MMB) January 14, 2013
Anybody get that amber alert on ya phone
— Piña (@mykelJA) January 14, 2013
“Amber Alert” trended late tonight after a significant number of iPhone users with the iOS 6 operating system received the message. Many Twitter users were awoken by the loud sound; a disturbing number of iPhone owners didn’t know what the nationwide warnings of abducted/missing children even were. Even more were unaware that their iPhones carried the alerts. For the ignorant: The messages are part of a new national cell phone emergency alert system “relying on Broadcast SMS to push notifications to smartphones for weather threats, Amber alerts and Presidential alerts. The system went live in New York City at the end of 2011, and should be live in most of the United States.”
— Jennifer Goodwin (@thatJENgirl) January 14, 2013
How do half of you people not know what an amber alert is?
— Taylor Giangola (@Ohhhayy_tayy) January 14, 2013
So 40 out of 100 people don't know what an Amber alert is, are you kidding me?
— chichi (@chiefchii) January 14, 2013
What's that? [email protected]: I'm happy I didn't get that Amber Alert shit”
— SnapChat: Djshab904 (@DJshab904) January 14, 2013
"Siri, what the fuck is an amber alert?"
— Mike Brown (@TheMostDreaded) January 14, 2013
My iphone vibrated n said an amber alert in my area
— YP Not Bob Ezrin (@YoungPlatinum) January 14, 2013
iPhone just notified me of an amber alert in my area #technology
— dbeck843 (@DBeck843) January 14, 2013
@YoungPlatinum mine just did the same thing.. I didnt know the phone did that..
— #NewDay (@giftedsoulent) January 14, 2013
if y'all don't know what a amber alert is by now you should be ashamed.
— ㅤ (@Yonna_91) January 14, 2013
Was incredibly confused and mad that I woke up from a loud ring from my phone but then I saw it was an Amber Alert. That stuff is important.
— Joshua Chance Martin (@jcmartian) January 14, 2013
Yes, it is.
We’re glad at least one person took the initiative to find out more about the missing child and post the information:
With missing children, every second matters. Every informed citizen and every alert pair of eyes matters.
Just got the Amber alert: there's a missing two year old thought to be in serious danger. Everyone send prayers.
— MARISA (@marisahalprin) January 14, 2013
Denise is safe. What a relief!
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