Google set up a crisis response website to help the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan. The page is regularly updated to give the latest news about the disaster and ways on how to help like donating to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
You can give your support by going to the website and contribute to the database of missing persons, then you can also use the person finder tool. Basic information like alert and status for the affected areas, electric power companies, government agencies, and transit status. US citizens is also advised in U.S. State Dept. & Embassy Resources. Flight status of major airlines like American, ANA ,Delta , JAL ,United is also there.
Of course Google technology is being utilized through Google maps and YouTube video sharing which is very helpful for other people in the world to know what is happening in Japan. The use of social networks like Twitter and Facebook, bookmarking sites like Digg to spread the world on how to help.
The use of this technologies may find its good purpose in helping humanity. Let’s do our own small contribution and pray for Japan’s fast recovery.