Within hours of the earthquake, a Wikipedia page popped up with information on the event and a list of tsunami warnings. ...The speed of the development of "crowd-sourced" resources is pretty amazing. How many more lives would have been lost if this event had hit just five years earlier?
Google created a people finder in Japanese and in English and deployed it shortly after the event. There are currently about 6,100 records ...
A map on Google marks possible shelters.
YouTube immediately started compiling citizen videos of the quake.
Ushahidi built a database to help those offering aid connect to those in need.
Friday, March 11, 2011
The Tsunami and the Internet
I can do little more than echo Melissa Bell and marvel: