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Saturday, 2 April 2011


Sometimes, we all have to put aside our own concerns to help others. The catastrophe in Japan has led to a group of people around the world coming together, via Twitter, to create Quakebook - an anthology of first hand experiences of the Tohoku earthquake.
This blog post can be read at

I am extremely proud to have been one of those people (one of the editors, blog creator, and part of the Yammer promo community) and that Amazon, Sony, Apple and others have all come on board to help us get the book out to the widest audience possible. Yoko Ono, Barry Eisler and Jake Adelstein have all contributed pieces to the Quakebook, which should be on sale in a variety of formats over the next few days.

Please tweet about it, blog about it, talk about it, and then BUY it! All revenue will go directly to the Red Cross in Japan. - A Twitter-sourced charity book about how the Japanese Earthquake at 2:46 on March 11 2011 affected us all. Raising money for the Japan Red Cross.


Cybersavvy UK said...

Oops, I missed William Gibson and Yoko Ono!

Please Like on Facebook too. This is not a marmite thing, it's about people who have lost everything and need you to show support through a click, a RT, a few seconds of your time.

MB94128 said...

Please ask your associates in the book project to :
[a] update the text on the purchase page and
[b] simplify it so that a dial-up user can access the content. (As far as I can see the book is not yet available.)

P.S. SeaMonkey glitched and Chrome squawked (error message available upon request).

Cybersavvy UK said...

Hi MB94128, I'm not sure what text needs updating. It says the book is available shortly...Also, I can't replicate any errors in either Chrome or Seamonkey.

We had to get a blog up fast and @ourmaninabiko had registered this one on Blogger so I used that. A new site is being built in Wordpress as I write.

MB94128 said...

Please tag my earlier comment with "Confused Reader". The link to the sign-up form wasn't working early this morning (my Lima is PST / UTC-7) but is working now. I'll check back in a few days to see what's happening.