Earlier this week, I read Quakebook. To be more precise, I read it in one sitting. And I think you will, too. Otherwise known by the book’s official title, 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake, the book is a Twitter-sourced effort led by Our Man In Abiko. Bringing together stories from dozens of individuals […]
Over at Twitter’s Force for Good hub, Hope140, we launched a micro-site in English and in Japanese soliciting donations to the American Red Cross and to a number of different Japanese non-profits on the ground. Check out the site, and make a donation to help those in need: Want to Tweet about it? Join us […]
The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in recorded history has created a powerful tsunami and mass destruction. Hundreds are dead, many more are missing, and evacuations are taking place throughout the Pacific to prevent future tsunami damage. At Twitter, we’ve just put @HawaiiRedCross live with pro-bono promoted crisis tweets — they’ve been doing a […]
In the face of the disaster(s) in Indonesia, Twitter is being used in extremely innovative ways in disaster response. Read more about it in these excellent articles here and here, and make sure to check out the @jalinmerapi Twitter account, which is a source of some of the fantastic on-the-ground information aiding in relief.