Beijing, China (PressExposure) March 15, 2011 -- On March 11, a terrible earthquake of magnitudes 9 attacked Japan. A few days passed, assistances from all over the world reached in stricken region. Google, Apple, as well as Twitter contribute toward Japan at the first time.
Within an hour, Google set up a special website called Person Finder, aiming for finding bereaved families, collecting real time messages from the earthquake-stricken area as well as issuing tsunami warning. Our team was on the spot of Google crisis response page right a few minutes after the big earthquake, collecting details related to this appalling disaster, Ken Miur, head of Google Japan, revealed in his blog on On March 12. Miura was in Tokyo, about 250 miles away from where the first quake hit, but the Google Japan office - located on the 26th floor - "started shaking slowly," he wrote.
"Although alerts from the building urged us to evacuate via the emergency stairs, I couldn't help but stay and search for information about the earthquake's epicenter and scale," he expressed.
According to Ken Miur, Google is to subscribe $ 250,000 to Japanese relief agencies. YouTube.com also stretches support hand to Japan by offering online videos related to this earthquake. "For raw, eyewitness videos of the earthquake/tsunami uploaded by people in Japan, visit [http://youtube.com/citizentube]," YouTube tweeted on Friday.
Carolyn Penner, Twitter spokeswoman, said "In it you can find which hashtags people are using to communicate about the earthquake, learn about a new section of our mobile website (available for users in Japan) that has the latest information about the earthquake, and discover useful message boards and other sites. We'll be updating this blog post as we discover more tools and useful information." Twitter's Hope 140 blog also remains accounts to follow,which are regarded as effective information about effort from varies of response.
Meanwhile, lots of companies advocate donation to the Red Cross, you can contribute funds according to its Web site or text REDCROSS to 90999. Apple iTune is also a convenient donation channel to Red Cross, $ 5-200 will be allowed by iTunes account. 100 percent of donations will be remittance to the Red Cross.
"We apologize the tweet was negatively perceived. Intent was to provide an easy way for people to help Japan. We have donated $100K," Microsoft tweeted. [http://binged.it/fEh7iT] is working as a special donation platform for the disaster area, which is available for $ 1-100 per contributing, the software giant claimed.
Moreover, Brothersoft.com, known as one of the global top three most popular software download sites, tweeted its sincere wishes to Japan. We pray for the disaster area, sincerely hope their grief could quickly pass.