BLOGS USEFUL

Der Spiegel hails blog speediness during times of crisis:

If you want to find out more information about this week’s tsunami of biblical proportions in Southeast Asia and how you can help the victims, the best place to go is a new blog in the Indian Ocean region that’s compiling everything from requests by organizations seeking donations to victim lists.

Blogs are at the forefront of the tsunami recovery effort. While traditional media drags awaiting publication, and government hotlines jam or go unanswered, bloggers have hopped into the fray, providing needed information to relatives desperate to find loved ones and those hoping to join the rescue efforts. One of the best sites out there is the South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami blog set up by students from New Delhi, a Sri Lankan TV producer and Internet junkies in the region. It offers everything from fascinating tsunami facts to emergency contact numbers to humanitarian relief organizations. Plus it tells you how to donate money from wherever you are.

Speaking of which, the Instapundit-assisted Amazon donation site has now raised more than two million dollars.

UPDATE. Make that three million.

UPDATE II. More on tsunami aid in an excellent piece at Red State.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/30/2004 at 05:55 AM
    1. stingystingystingy

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2004 12 30 at 07:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,334875,00.html

      Just noticed that they do have an English translation of what I linked earlier on their website.

      Posted by Heiko on 2004 12 30 at 07:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. Tim,

      We’ve found out the power of blogs, live journals, forums and the net in general for ourselves. We’ve just launched the details for the benefit show we’re staging and people are responding in numbers.

      Sorry Tim & Andrea, but I’m spamming for a good cause.

      The flyer can be found here:
      http://gothaid.up.to/

      Posted by EnmoreJoe on 2004 12 30 at 12:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. Your link’s not spam, Enmore Joe.

      Posted by Andrea Harris on 2004 12 30 at 01:04 PM • permalink

 

  1. Seems like we are giving enough without our government forcing us to.
    < blockquote>
    U.S. corporations are donating millions of dollars in cash and supplies to victims of the tsunamis along the Indian Ocean, easily eclipsing the initial $35 million in aid earmarked by the U.S. government.
    </blockquote>

    Posted by billrob458 on 2004 12 31 at 12:40 PM • permalink