Wikipedia and the Tsunami Disaster

By Deane Barker on December 28, 2004

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake: If you haven’t looked yet, Wikipedia is — once again — doing an insane job keeping track of developments in the Southeast Asia tsunami disaster.

Currently on the page is scads of information about what caused the tsunami, what a tsunami is, what the currect effects are, what every country is going to help, and what phone numbers and URLs you need if you want to assist. It’s an amazing level of detail and it should be your first stop for information, rather than any of the news outlets.

We’ve previously raved about Wikipedia’s abilities in this respect with Hurricane Ivan, the Madrid Bombings, and the 2004 Olympics.



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