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TWITTER-SOURCED “#QUAKEBOOK” CREATED IN ONE WEEK FOR JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI RELIEF

The following is a press release from the #quakebook website. This book is a beautiful product of technology and humanity coming together in a more intimate and immediate way than ever before. 

Tokyo, Japan — In just over a week, a group of professional and citizen journalists collaborated via Twitter to create a book to raise money for Japanese Red Cross earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. The book will be available for download via Amazon’s Kindle and Sony’s Reader ebook platforms within several days. One hundred percent of revenues will go to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

The 98-page book, titled 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake and known on Twitter as “#quakebook”, is the brainchild of a Briton who lives in the Tokyo area and blogs under the pseudonym “Our Man in Abiko”.

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