UPDATE: CNN now has the story.
“In the hours after the earthquake in Haiti, two primary observations
within the tech community became clear," said Katie Stanton from the
Department of State. "First, there are many well-intentioned projects
in development by people all over the world – this information and
these applications need to be consolidated so we can share it with
those on the ground. The second is there is no central location for a
need and have list –essentially a Craigslist for Haiti.”
This is a work in progress, a really good example of people working together, over the Net, to help others out.
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