Though the aftermath and cleanup of yesterday’s earthquakes and tsunami in Japan will be a long and enduring process, Google is lending a hand in addressing one of the more pressing, short-term needs- finding and accounting for everyone impacted by these acts of nature.
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Google has launched its Person Finder platform to assist in the search for missing persons in Japan. This is the same technology the technology giant used during the aftermath of last year’s Haiti earthquake.
Users will be able to log on to the multi-language website and select from one of two options:
- I am looking for someone
- I have information about someone
From there, they can enter in identifiable information about the missing/found person.
At the time of this post, Google was reporting that they were tracking over 46,000 records.
Another example of a digital company doing immeasurable good.