Saturday, January 16, 2010

Mobile and social media hard at work on aid to Haiti

Besides producing coveerage of the disaster in Haiti,social media is also making a significant contribution to the aid programme.

According to the New York Times,

many Americans are reaching for their cellphones to make a donation via text message. And plenty of them are then spreading the word to others on sites like Twitter and Facebook.
adding that

The mobile donations are part of a larger surge of money flowing to the relief effort. The Red Cross said it had collected nearly $35 million as of Thursday night, surpassing the amounts it received in the same time period after Hurricane Katrina and the Indian Ocean tsunami.

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