Friday, January 07, 2005

Text messages aid disaster recovery

Fascinating article. Here's a sample quote:
"Sanjaya Senanayake works for Sri Lankan television. The blogging world, though, might know him better by his online name, Morquendi.

"He was one of the first on the scene after the tsunami destroyed much of the Sri Lankan coast. Cell phone signals were weak. Land lines were unreliable.

"So Mr Senanayake started sending out text messages. The messages were not just the latest news they were also an on-the-ground assessment of "who needs what and where".

"Blogging friends in India took Mr Senanayake's text messages and posted them on a weblog called Dogs without Borders."

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