Google creates person finder for Boston Marathon bomb victims

Google creates person finder for Boston Marathon bomb victims
In case you've missed the news, about 4 hours ago there were multiple explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The latest reports say that there were 2 explosions leading to at least 2 deaths and around 70 injuries. The phone lines are getting jammed up in the area, so if you're looking for information on loved ones, it is best to text, or use the new person finder that Google has set up for this tragedy.

Many people have been taking to social networks - Facebook and Twitter - to get the word out that they are okay, but if you can't contact someone there are a couple of different options. They mayor's office has set up a hotline at 617-635-4500, or you can use Google's People Finder tool to try to locate someone.

Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.

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14 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good move google...much respect for caring +1

6. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

Fanboys have no life so they wanted the people to die. Curse the ones who disliked.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's a very stupid thing to say you friggin idiot this was a national tragedy. i hope PA does the rite thing and permanently bans you

2. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

god bless google

3. Droiddoes unregistered

Yup. I like what apples doing to help, too. What's that? Apple hasn't done anything? Android>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>​>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>​>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>​>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>WP>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>​>>>>>>>>basic phone>>>>>>>>a wet dog turd>>>>>>>>>>>a dry dog turd>ios

11. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

You're seriously making this a Google vs. Apple thing? You're the worst.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Complete joke

4. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

who would thumb that down

5. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Insensitive idiots, thats who. This is far, far more important than fanboy battles. Kudos for Google for trying to help. It is time like these that Facebook, Twitter, etc do come in handy.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't believe how simple minded people are. Equating this to a stupid cell phone flame war

13. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

Oh do shut up. Any other day you are the worst person here. Not acting like an unstable apple freak for one day won't change that or undo what happened

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

FOD!!!

14. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

That's Google always on top of things, fast and efficient.

15. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

Differences apart, I dont think it is appropriate to comment about apple vs android vs windows at this time. My heart goes out to the victims and their families. RIP I hope they catch the f**ker who planted the bomb and let him rot in hell!

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