Japan Charity #Quakebook Now Available on Amazon
Here’s a CNN report about the Quakebook project and a quotation from a Wall Street Journal article about it:
Over 200 people—both Japanese and non-Japanese, but mostly living in the country—submitted their experiences and reflections to the project through written accounts and photography, while the editing and design was handled by an international Twitter-based network of bloggers, writers and designers.
“This came about as a group of us were just sitting here feeling useless and wanting to do something,” said Japan-based British blogger “Our Man In Abiko,” who first came up with the idea for the book and sent the first Twitter message calling for contributions on Friday March 18. The four-year resident of Japan declined to give his name, saying he did not want to be singled out amid the collaborative nature of the project.
“I can’t help people medically, but I know how to write and edit, so I thought we could put something together to raise money for charity,” he said.
For the latest updates on this charity project, follow the @Quakebook Twitter account.