earthquake in Japan has become a topic of utmost importance in the media worldwide. Social networks, like other social events were the primary means through which users sent their messages of affection to the victims .
Twitter gets the vast majority of eyes in this area, and this site became the place of condemnation for a private corporation: Microsoft . Is that Redmond released a tweet related to the disaster in Asia that generated controversy since it was seen as a way advertise your Bing, your browser . id=”more-14331″>
The first message
was released on March 12 and contained the following message
: ” How you can # SupportJapan – http://binged.it/fEh7iT. For Every retweet @ bing will Give $ 1 to Japan Quake Victims, up to $ 100K “
For those who do not understand English, Microsoft said would donate a dollar for every retweet to be made of that message, up to $ 100 000 . Immediately there was a commotion arose on the web and thousands of messages of protest, stating that Redmond Asian misfortune advantage to promote its search engine .
“If Japanese companies want to help, just send money. Telling people to do is to use a tragedy retweet for marketing “, indicating one of the many critical messages.
reception watching bad Microsoft could not do more than send a message of apology : “We apologize for the negative reception of our tweet. We try to provide an easy way for people to help Japan. We have donated $ 100 000. to the Redmond definitely has shot them in the foot.
Source: Network World.
earthquake in Japan yesterday has caused concern not only for the lives of the victims, but also great stir in the electronics industry . In the last few hours came the rumor that several Japanese companies hardware manufacturers would not work for some weeks, shortage in Western companies .
Asian corporations would be more committed cells produce semiconductors, and this cause the lack of stock drives up the price of gadgets manufactured and sold in Europe and America . These projections were announced by the firm Objective Analysis, although it was harshly criticized by other specialists. id=”more-14328″> Japan produces 40% of NAND flash memory chips and 15% of the DRAM
, which leads to assume that the closure of several factories cause hardware shortages in the West, accompanied by an increase in costs for the low number of units available
However, not all believe that this could happen . Another research firm called iSuppli, said the semiconductor supply will not be affected because the main suppliers of these tools (such as Micron, Toshiba and Elpida Memory) are located in areas away from the epicenter of the earthquake .
however, have to see how companies will manage to export their products . Japanese Transport routes have become a mess after the disaster, and experts agree that could be generated delivery delays, but nothing serious enough to have shortages .
Source: Computer World.
this time is known around the world Japan suffered one of the worst earthquakes in history and, worst of all, was accompanied by a tsunami who worked on the devastation of the Pacific Ocean.
And this is when we realize what it means to be a great browser. In Google did not stay with her hands folded after the Asian tragedy and launched a people search , with the goal of Internet users are able to find or for information about loved ones or acquaintances who were in the disaster zone .
id=”more-14311″> Google Person Finder is in operation for several hours, and at the moment already has over 7200 tokens about people who were in Japan at the time of devastation.
As you can see in the catch at the beginning of post this page offers two options depending on the situation of each user . “I’m looking for someone” have to put the name of the person they are looking for , so they can see if your state is in official records.
Meanwhile, “I have information about someone” users can upload information about the status of certain persons . This option is designed to upload data to the authorities about victims (whether alive or perished in the disaster), and survivors so that they can charge your card and bring peace of relatives or acquaintances .
hope that this tool does not have to be used for a long time and that the situation in Japan back to normal. At the end of the post find the link to Google Person Finder.
Link: Google Person Finder.