May 15


 By Doug Caverly – Wed, 05/14/2008 – 4:55pm.

After cyclone, lack of action stands out

This article was going to be a quick roundup of Google’s response to the earthquake in China – mention a donations page here, a map there, done.  As it turns out, though, the company didn’t provide much material.

This isn’t to say it should have – Google is a for-profit corporation based in America, and is in no way obligated to take note of natural disasters overseas.  Still, following its response to the cyclone in Myanmar, Google’s reaction to the earthquake seems rather weak.

Posts documenting the cyclone and/or soliciting aid for Myanmar’s civilians showed up on the Official Google Blog, the LatLong Blog, the Google Checkout Blog, and the Google Grants Blog.  A “donate” link was put on, and donation-matching is also taking place.

In contrast, there doesn’t yet appear to be anything in English relating to the earthquake.  Philipp Lenssen only writes, “The homepage of Google China links to a special map showing [earthquake] information.  Auto-translating the homepage text results in: ‘New! Google launched an emergency situation in the earthquake map, view the latest situation in earthquake relief.'”

Again, we’re not pointing fingers.  The situation is odd, though, especially given Google’s presence in China.


More about China Earthquake:

China: At least 14,866 die in killer earthquake

satellite photo of china earthquake

Chinese couple’s wedding photo when the earthquake struck

Earthquake In China Unnoticed By Google?

Earthquake cloud, Chinese photographer catch prediction 2 days before earthquake occurred

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    I think they just dont care about china’s earthquake, because this is not tibet, not human rite,they cant criticis China over natural disaster.

    just see those 2 news:

    …….White House spokeswoman Dana Perino also announced Monday that the United States has offered Myanmar an additional $13 million in aid, bringing the total to $16.25 million…..

    ……..U.S. Ambassador to China Clark T. Randt, Jr., presented a check for $500,000 to the China said:”Our hearts sincerely go out to those whose lives have been so cruelly changed by this catastrophe…. Accordingly, President Bush has extended the helping hand of a friend. He has instructed me, on behalf of the American people and the United States Government, to present a check in the amount of $ 500,000 to the Red Cross…. To the people of China, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this extremely difficult time.” ……

    US Goverment give Myanmar 16M and they even dont want accept it.

    China cry for help, Bush send 500 thousand to them.

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