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March 21, 2011

Japanese Twitter Buzz : Graph

This Graph courtesy Penn Olson  It shows the number of mentions of ‘Japan’, ‘Earthquake’, and ‘Tsunami’ on Twitter over time. On 11 March, the day when the natural disaster happened, the number of Tsunami mentions hit 1.7 million.
As more corporations join forces to help Japan, the buzz on Twitter became louder. Mentions on Japan hit a whopping 2.8 million on March 16. Twitter played a crucial role to ensure the world is updated with the situation in Japan. Also note that you can now follow the Japan Prime Minister Office English Twitter account for post-earthquake updates.

March 13, 2011

Groupon lends A Helping Hand To Japan

Its good to see a lot of corporates doing their Bit to help " Japan" in the aftermath of the Earthquake and tsunami
Not only has Google played an important role, Groupon Japan has also started a donation campaign for the Japan quake victims. The effort has so far raised more than 27 million yen (US $330,000).
The money will be donated to the Red Cross Society to aid Japan in quake relief. Besides setting up the campaign on its site, Groupon will match the donations made by donors. For example, a $100 donation is equivalent to $200 in total.

March 12, 2011

Japan Swamps Internet and Social Media Sites

Here's a infographic look at the science basics of Japan's earthquake and tsunamis.

The massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan has triggered off a social networking frenzy, as Twitter and Facebook are flooded with videos, pictures and messages about the magnitude 8.9 event.
The level of panic was visible on social networking sites Twitter and facebook . The users around the world posted video footage of the disaster from news portals and YouTube, expressing their shock and praying for the victims.

The reaction on Twitter, quickly becoming the go-to service in emergencies, was immediate and intense. Less than an hour after the quake, with the country’s phone system knocked out, the number of tweets coming from Tokyo were topping 1,200 per minute, according to Tweet-o-Meter.
 Illustration from Tweet Ometer , showing how Tweets on Japan Earthquake Explodes

In the U.S., West Coast Twitter users learned of the quake late Thursday night and were quickly sharing reports, prayers and video streams. Many favored the live Al-Jazeera feed; others offered a live feed from a Japanese station on Ustream. Meanwhile, hundreds of tweets criticized CNN’s anchor for laughing on air while reporting the tragedy. [UPDATED: CNN denies that its anchor laughed on air, but admits that a guest described the scene as "like a monster movie."]

Some Twitter users shared the tsunami’s estimated times of arrival on U.S. shores — before an official government tsunami warning went into effect. The wave was expected to hit Hawaii first, at roughly 3 a.m. local time.
Google’s official feed posted a link to the Japanese version of its People Finder, for loved ones who have been separated.

The Anatomy of An Earthquake

The magnitude-8.9 offshore quake struck at 2:46 p.m. local time and was the biggest to hit Japan since record-keeping began in the late 1800s. It ranked as the fifth-largest earthquake in the world since 1900 and was nearly 8,000 times stronger than one that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, last month, scientists said.

Minutes later, the earthquake unleashed a 23-foot (seven-meter) tsunami along the northeastern coast of Japan near the coastal city of Sendai in Miyagi prefecture. The quake was followed for hours by aftershocks. The U.S. Geological Survey said 124 were detected off Japan’s main island of Honshu, 111 of them of magnitude 5.0 or greater.