Social Media Gives Back to the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

It’s that time of the year when we all give thanks. We also take the time to remember the less fortunate like the victims of the Typhoon Haiyan. When a tragedy of this magnitude occurs, we must always be thankful for what we have. I would like to share some the social media platforms that are offering to give back on this day of thanks… and remember… sharing is caring.

Social Media helps the victims of Typhoon Haiyan

  1. Facebook: The Red Cross has a great Facebook page where you can donate directly to a cause of your choice. It also has an alliance with Facebook to donate $10 straight from your personal page and better still 100% of the donation goes to the Red Cross.
  2. YouTube: Actress Scarlett Johansson for Oxfam appeals for aid via this compelling YouTube video.
  3. Twitter: Follow the #Haiyan for all updated news and information relating to the disaster. There will be plenty of ways survivors will ask for help.
  4. Google: Google Person Finder is a free messaging tool for victims and missing families of the Typhoon Haiyan. You can use and send messages via SMS or Twitter.
  5. Pinterest: is delivering food, shelter and essential items to the survivors of Haiyan and pinning their efforts on Pinterest.
  6. Flipboard: Stay up-to-date with all the outreach for Typhoon Haiyan and donate to Doctors Without Borders. In this magazine you will find articles, pictures and news from the tragic disaster.

Conclusion: Social Media connects us. In times of great suffering, social media is a first responder. We are the world!

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Janette Leon-Speyer


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