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 affected by the tragic events and aftermath of March 11, Quakebook is a powerful, poignant collection. It’s also amazing insight into the power of Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of new media. Look for stories from locals, expats, and Yoko Ono, among many others.
The best part?
The book sells for $9.99 and 100% of the proceeds go to the Japanese Red Cross.
I have only one complaint about this amazing effort, and it’s that I wasn’t involved. I only wish I could have lend some small support to the awesomeness — beyond my hefty $9.99 contribution;)
Incredible work, all. Thanks so much for the lessons, learnings and inspiration. If you haven’t yet read it, I urge you to do so at once.
While you’re at it, make sure to follow all quakebook updates with the hashtag #quakebook.