Be careful what you Tweet. Twitter, Facebook, and other such sites have their advantages, but for the user who is not as careful or as sensitive, it may bring quite a bit of trouble. In the case of comedian Gilbert Gottfried, an insensitive Tweet regarding the recent events in Japan led to being canned.
We, the citizens of the world, are able to react swiftly in the event of a disaster such as the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. This is due in part to the fact that the world has become increasingly small and interconnected through technology and the Web. What do we do about these reactions, though? What is the best way to help, and support the groups who help, during such disasters? Here are fitting ways to be of help during an international disaster.
What makes an earthquake so devastating is the fact that there is no way for its occurrence to be predicted scientifically, at least for now. Despite that, however, we are quite fortunate to live in an era where devastation can bring about an outpouring of good and of love in the quickest way possible.
Not everyone can physically and personally do something to help in the relief efforts following the magnitude 8.9 earthquake that struck Japan on March 11 – but with today’s technology, that cannot and should not stop people from helping out. To those who would like to lend a helping hand somehow, here’s how.
Not everyone can afford to buy the gadgets that they want to buy – but that does not mean those who could not need to totally deprive themselves of the convenience. For those who would like to get a tablet but are unwilling – or unable – to fork over $500 for one, I found an interesting piece on The Wall Street Journal that shared how one could still get the gadget of their dreams for a fraction of the cost.