If you just so happen to see someone with a black dot on their hand, there’s something important that you must know. You see, back in 2015 a social media campaign encouraged certain individuals to identify that they needed help by drawing dark marks on their palms. And the reason for the gesture is incredibly serious, too – certainly enough to get the cops involved in many cases.
Word has also spread about the black dot – mostly thanks to engagement online. And the web has undoubtedly benefited in boosting the profile of campaigns or movements that otherwise may have gone unnoticed. At the very least, it required more work to get your message out there before the dawn of the internet.