[LINK] social media and the Japanese disaster

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Thu Mar 31 21:53:38 AEDT 2011

Comprehensive article of the use of various social media for a range 
of purposes with regard to the Japanese disasters.

"Japan disaster sparks social media innovation
March 31, 2011 - 9:35PM

As Japan grapples with an unprecedented triple disaster _ earthquake, 
tsunami, nuclear crisis _ the Web has spawned creativity and 
innovation online amid a collective desire to ease suffering.

Once the magnitude of the March 11 disaster became clear, the online 
world began asking, "How can we help?"

And for that, social media offered the ideal platform for good ideas 
to spread quickly, supplementing and even rivaling efforts launched 
by giants like Google and Facebook."


  [much more at the site]

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