Google Launches Person Finder Service

Google Person Finder service

Shortly after the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, Google opened Google Person Finder service. This service helps people keep track of the status of family, friends, or colleagues in Japan to an unknown fate since the disaster.

This service basically provides two forms of reporting. First, a form to report the names of people who want to know his fate. Second, the form to report the fate of someone who entered in the search list.

The data reported are included in the database so that everyone can do a search, which still look good name and the names of known fate. Less than a day has been recorded that there were 26 200 list of people who are informed citizens. However, Google stresses that the accuracy of the data can not be guaranteed due to all the information entered by the user.

This service is not the first released by Google. When the earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand, last month, Person Finder has also been provided. In addition to Person Finder service, Google also has made a special crisis center web site for Japanese disaster which provides important information including the status of airports, railways, and power outages.

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