I have a remarkable friend … well I say friend, we haven’t met face to face in about 7 years, but we talk on Facebook and Twitter and keep tabs of each other’s lives.
Her name is Lindsey Annison, she like so many others was shell shocked and appalled at the human suffering endured as a result of the Japan earth quake and the subsequent tsunami. She is a social media guru, a relentless campaigner for fibre to the home and rural broadband and has done so much already in her life for others … with Quakebook, she responded to a call that went out across Twitter in the aftermath of the earthquake and has worked flat out ever since with other twitterers across the world to make Quakebook a reality.
“A Twitter-sourced charity book about how the Japanese Earthquake at 2:46 on March 11, 2011 affected us all. All revenues from the QuakeBook Book go to the Japan Red Cross”
The book will go on sale shortly … please consider buying a copy… all the proceeds go directly to those delivering the aid, not a penny goes to the people behind the book. Every element of it’s research and publication has been sourced via social media; concept, artwork, stories, pictures, translations, layout etc etc etc
The QuakeBook website is at http://www.quakebook.org …you can read very moving extracts from the many stories already contributed, and you can read about across the media, but this article by BBC tech correspondent and all round good bloke Rory Cellan-Jones ( @ruskin147 ) is a pretty good one
Please buy a copy of this incredible book … it is a piece of history on so many levels
some twitter accounts to follow
@ourmaninabiko the man behind the whole idea
@digitaldales Lindsey Annison’s own twitter account