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Google Aids in Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami by Designing Person Finder Tool

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On March 11, 2011 @ 9:13 am In Design for Health,Disaster-proof design | 1 Comment

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We’re pretty impressed with Google [1]this morning. In the wake of the horrendous earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit Japan earlier today, the search engine could be sitting around working on their self-driving car [2]. But instead they’re using what they do best – searching – to help victims and their family members find one another. They’ve created a simple but effective Person Finder tool that lets people worried about their family members look them up by name. Engadget [3] reports that at the moment, there are only a few thousand records up on the site, but those should still serve as a useful repository of data for missing persons. If you’re concerned about a loved one in Japan and want to check on them, visit Google’s Person Finder here. [4]


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[1] Google : http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=google

[2] their self-driving car: http://inhabitat.com/googles-unveils-self-driving-prius-that-can-race-around-rooftop-park-lot/

[3] Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/11/google-reacts-to-japanese-tsunami-with-a-person-finder-tool/

[4] Google’s Person Finder here.: http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/

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