Social Media Gives Back to the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

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Social Media Gives Back to the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

By Janette Speyer, Web Success Team –

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.

  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: Care.org 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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