13 Apr '11, 7pm

Twitter-sourced 'Quakebook' hits Amazon.com

Twitter-sourced 'Quakebook' hits Amazon.com

The primary goal is to raise awareness, and in doing so raise money for the Japanese Red Cross Society to help the thousands of homeless, hungry and cold survivors of the earthquake and tsunami. The biggest frustration for many of us was being unable to help these victims. I don’t have any medical skills, and I’m not a helicopter pilot, but I can edit. I’m doing what I can do. Twitter has been an amazing collaboration tool. A few tweets pulled together nearly everything — all the participants, all the expertise — and in just over a week we had created a book including stories from an 80-year-old grandfather in Sendai, a couple in Canada waiting to hear if their relatives were okay, and a Japanese family who left their home, telling their young son they might never be able to return.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/blogs/twitter-source...

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