northanger (northanger) wrote,

Tsunami bloggers in tribal news network

Despite all the available digital tools for forecasting seismic shifts at the bottom of the ocean, scientists at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii watched helplessly as no advance communication reached the coastal areas of the Indian Ocean. As the toll of human tragedy continues to mount, Asian bloggers remain the recognized facilitators of hope and information, zealously posting their non-journalistic diaries and professional aid relief campaign missives in the aftermath of the largest earthquake in 40 years that swallowed coastlines and thousands of hardscrabble lives from Indonesia to Africa. They have forged a tribal news network. (more...)


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