Archive | March, 2011

Associated Press: Japan disaster sparks social media innovation

31 Mar

Many thanks to Tomoko Hosaka at the Associated Press for including #QuakeBook in their coverage of social media use following the March 11th Earthquake. The story is now appearing in news outlets worldwide.

Associated Press: Japan disaster sparks social media innovation

2:46 Quakebook Editor Interviewed by Indie Reader

31 Mar is an online resource for writers and readers of independent books. On 30 March, one of Quakebook’s editors answered IndieReader’s questions about how Quakebook got started, and what it has been like pulling together contributors and resources from all over the world to publish an independent book.

Amazing Artwork & Images

30 Mar

2:46 QuakeBook is more than just an anthology of personal experiences of the quake; there are also photos, images and artwork.

You can now see a small selection of these on the Excerpts page.

Quakebook Flickr In Japanese and…..

30 Mar

Almost 200 photos already.

Well done to @taotsu and @aragoto for getting the Quakebook group description in Japanese, encouraging over 50 members to join, and for creating a wonderful archive of Quakebook supporters’ photos from Japan.

You must go and see the photos on Flickr…..

QuakeBook hits Google Newswire

29 Mar

AFP has now picked up the QuakeBook story, which means it has gone out on all the newswires.

The media page might need far more attention shortly! Thank you AFP.

Daily 2:46 Promotion

29 Mar

Every day at 2:46 Japan Standard Time, @quakebook will tweet a quote from Quakebook, as well as a link to the “Buy Quakebook” page on this blog. If you don’t already follow @quakebook on Twitter, we ask you to start doing so, because every day we will be relying on all of our Twitter followers to retweet the quote of the day as soon as we post it. The Japan Times has already committed to follow and support us in the retweeting campaign.

Please send all your friends and family a link to this page, so that we can have as many @quakebook followers as possible helping us raise awareness for this amazing project.

2:46 Tokyo time is:

British Summer Time +8hrs
Greenwich Mean Time + 9hrs

Eastern Standard Time +13 hrs

Pacific Standard Time +16hrs
Singapore Standard Time -1hr

The current Tokyo time is:

What time is 2:46pm in your part of the world?

Barry Eisler writes the foreword

29 Mar

The good news keeps coming thick and fast. You can check out Barry Eisler’s books on his website.

Poster sales reach $15,000

29 Mar

Sales of the poster that became the cover of  have already raised $15,000.

Order yours here 

Japan Times prints Quakebook stories

29 Mar

The Japan Times has done a wonderful thing for us and published seven stories from Quakebook in the Tuesday 29 March issue. You can access them using the link below. While reading the stories, you will get a sampling of the range of emotions and difficulties experienced by both quake survivors and remote observers. We hope these stories touch your heart and pique your interest, because it is to the credit of many of the contributors to Quakebook that they were able to tell anyone their tales at all.

More great media coverage!

29 Mar

BBC News technology blogger Rory Cellan-Jones has written an excellent piece about Quakebook. It was published on the BBC News blog website on 28 March, and you can read the full article, including mostly positive reader comments, by clicking on the link below:
Quakebook editors and supporters send out a huge “Thank You” to Mr. Cellan-Jones for his upbeat reporting on our efforts.
In addition, on the same day CNNGo Asia also published a piece on Quakebook. You can read what they had to say at the following link: