The Internet has collectively been helping Japan since the moments after the massive earthquake that struck nearly two weeks ago. One of the major players, Google, has laid out the best ways to help in a recent blog post. Here's a quick rundown:
- An official crisis response page aggregates all of Google's efforts; check it out for the latest news.
- Google's person finder has gone beyond its original inception to accommodate all users: those with smartphones and those without.
- Attempted real-time updates to Google Maps show the destruction in Japan and also detail passable roads and shelter locations.
- Google Translate supports English-Japanese and 55 other language translations.
- Google's official crisis response page details the best ways to donate to relief efforts. You can also donate via Facebook or Twitter, or even pick up one of these cool t-shirts for relief.