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The Web Reacts to a Tsunami – pt. II

Posted March 16th, 2011 at 2:02 pm (UTC-4)
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Online Information – Good and Bad – About Japan’s Crises As Japan responds to multiple and worsening crises, the Internet is proving to be a helpful, but  sometimes confounding, tool. Thousands of Japanese are dead and many more missing, following the earthquake and tsunami on March 11.  Hundreds of thousands more are homeless or in […]

Helping Japan Online

Posted March 12th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-4)
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Spreading News & Offering Help Via the Internet As quickly as the news filtering out of Japan has become more grim, millions of concerned people have taken to the Internet to learn about the unfolding tragedy.  And, like Haiti’s earthquake last year, governments, organizations and humanitarian activists are using the web as a tool to […]

The Web Reacts to a Tsunami

Posted March 11th, 2011 at 2:14 pm (UTC-4)
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Reporting and Responding to a Massive Earthquake & Tsunami Friday morning’s historic 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the eastern coast of Japan, and the resulting tsunami that tore into the Japanese coastline, set the Internet into overdrive across the entire Pacific basin. Even more than the 2004 Indian Ocean or “Boxing Day” tsunami, the first fierce […]

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