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8217年代互联网#应对日本地震和海啸

发布时间:2018/09/11  编辑:admin

An immediate CNN。com reporting the Japanese quake and tsunami

In the wake of Japan’;s most devastating recorded earthquake to date, the nation of the rising sun is still left in shock。 Hundreds were killed, many more left homeless, countless financial damage and entire cities left with electricity –; it might even get a heck of a lot worse。 Another big issue is the telecom failure which makes phone communication practically impossible  –; this is when the people turn to the internet。

In Tokyo alone, twitter reports that 1,200 minutes are been sent per minute, providing an insightful overview towards the escalation of the event。 On facebook, you can imagine things are more intense, but due to its private nature it provides little to no insights。 Ushahidi built a database to help those offering aid connect to those in nee********>Maps:

View Japan Earthquake –; March 11 in a larger map

Within a few hours after the calamity, Google immediately launched applications that try to direct, connect and help people near the disaster zone and their loved ones overseas as well。 The first useful app is a special Google Maps crisis report that ha****act positions of affected locations,  shelters in Tokyo, the earthquake’;s epicenter and more。 The Google owned YouTube has a channel up called CitizenTube, where you can watch raw footage of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan。 Also, Google launched Person Finder— a tool that allows users to both report a missing person as well as enter any information they have on a missing person。 It displays in English and Japanese and at moment I’;m writing this, it has more than 58,000 records in its database。 On the app you can either specify whether you’;re looking for someone or post information about a missing person。 A lot of worried family members in the states for example used this get in contact with loved ones based in Japan after seeing they’;re unreachable on the phone。

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