Thursday, May 2, 2013
Use Google Person Finder to Locate Loved Ones After a Disaster
Google saw a communication void back in 2011, following the major Turkey earthquake, after noticing that the one communication medium that appeared to remain in place during events like a bombing is the Internet.
Google Person Finder is offered as a free service for the general public, as well as emergency responders, to use following a catastrophe.
The service was activated during the recent Boston Marathon bombings, and it certainly proved itself to be valuable during that event. Cellphone service was disabled, so a service like this was critical.
There’s a lot to be said for simple services that keep family and friends connected, and offer the peace of mind in knowing that someone you care a whole lot about is still alive. Hopefully, this will be one Google service that doesn’t disappear on us. Of course, these days, you can’t really depend on that, can you?