Tsunami update: Microsoft responds, bloggers organize, video torrents
A quick roundup of items related to the tsunami disaster. Image: mannequin in pile of wreckage in Thailand, shot by blogger and NBC correspondent Kevin Sites who is on assignment in Asia covering the story. (Link)
*Following up on a previous BoingBoing post, an anonymous Microsoft employee says:
Responding to this: “Reader J. Hahn says, “I am particularly impressed with Amazon.com…‘s Red Cross donation counter that proves Americans are not ‘stingy.’ Also, as a Mac user, I was proud to go to the apple.com… site and see not one product ad on their front page – just links to aid and donation sites, and Microsoft had not one mention of the disaster.”
Most of Microsoft’s efforts regarding Tsunami relief is focused internally. MS offers a dollar for dollar charitable donation match to all FTE, and is doing everything it can to expidite the process of trying to get the money to where it will do the most good.
* Tsunami Outreach: Bloggers Without Borders’ first international project launched last night. Link (Thanks, Sean)