Google Sets Up People-Finding Internet Service After Japan Earthquake
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 12/03/2011 17:22
Google Inc. says it has set up an online database to help locate people in Japan after the country was struck by its strongest earthquake in at least a century.
The Google Person Finder service, which collects information about people's locations and their safety status, is intended to help users find out if their friends and families are safe, the U.S. Internet company said in a Google blog post today.
Google aids Japan quake victims
Google has launched a version of its Person Finder service for people caught up in the Japanese earthquake.
The website acts as a directory and message board so people can look for lost loved ones or post a note saying they are safe.
It is designed to be embedded on websites and social network pages to reach as wide an audience as possible.
The system has proved useful after other disasters that have stopped people getting in direct touch.