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John [PersonRank 0]

Wednesday, May 7, 2008
12 years ago4,181 views

The Google homepage now has a very prominent link to a special page where people can donate money for the aid efforts to help the victims of the cyclone in Myanmar (Birma).

"Support victims of the cyclone in Myanmar (Burma)." The message underneath the search box reads. The link goes to this page: google.com/myanmarcyclone/

The payment process is handled by Google Checkout.

Above 1 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

John [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Google is also providing several KML files for Google Earth:

google-latlong.blogspot.com/20 ...

google-latlong.blogspot.com/20 ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Here is the KML layer on top of Google Maps (I do not know if Google Maps supports all that is needed for this layer):
maps.google.com/maps?f=q&h ...

/pd [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

the death toll in this one is going past the 50,000!! This is the second biggest disaster after the tsunami!

This is a good thing that Google did!

RC [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Devastating loss. Our prayers to everyone affected.

Google still has its soul, as we see it in these terrible times.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/0 ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

$GoogleCheckoutUsers++

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

"SOLO cards cannot transact in USD"
Why can't I donate in GBP? :-(

/pd [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Been trackign developments here.. (my Late Dad comes from Burma, so its matter of personal interest!)

Just in ..

"The death toll from Burma's worst natural disaster in living memory is officially estimated at 22,500. However the country's ruling junta admits it could go much higher and one commentator has said it could even reach 250,000."

news.com.au/story/0,23599,2365 ...

This disaster maybe the worst then the tsunami crisis!

Satan [PersonRank 6]

12 years ago #

Right on TOMHTML :-D

Bilal [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

added:
You donate, and Google will donate up to $1 million to relief efforts.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

"Up to $1 million"? That could also mean $0 million.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< For those who donated earlier this week, your gift will be matched in Google's $1 million donation to relief efforts. >>

jf [PersonRank 5]

12 years ago #

i hope the money goes to relief organisations, rather than into the pockets of the military junta...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Me too.. even though i quite belive Google will know where to send the money.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Google still has the donations page up. Isn't the real problem now that all the aid is not seeing citizens because the junta blocks this or slows it down?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The link on Google home page is still there because it's a flawless promotion for Google Checkout.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

==>"Isn't the real problem now that all the aid is not seeing citizens because the junta blocks this or slows it down?"

Yes, that is the real problem.

Power and control is what the junta thrives in, to protect their vested interests. A black swan event of this nature is certainly thrown a spanner in the cog's .. its a wait and see approached the world over..

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