Brit creates 'Quakebook' to help disaster victims
March 29, 2011 12:38 PM   Subscribe

Last Friday the blogger “Our Man in Abiko” launched an effort to produce a crowd-sourced collection prose, photos and illustrations that would be compiled into a self-published book to benefit the victims of the Japan earthquake | The title of the book is 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake.


A Twitter-sourced charity book about how the Great Kanto Pacific Earthquake at 2:46 on March 11, 2011 affected us all. All proceeds from the QuakeBook Book go to the Japan Red Cross.

“2:46 Quakebook,” a Twitter-sourced collection of personal accounts of the quake and its aftermath that will soon be available for purchase here.
posted by nickyskye (7 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Mm. I was hoping someone would do something like this, in the tradition of Strange Light (Australia dust storm) and Stranded (Icelandic ash cloud). Of course, the magnitude of this disaster is far greater than those two examples, but this is definitely a great idea.
posted by limeonaire at 1:12 PM on March 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

I like this idea but man, I am starting to hate colons in titles.
posted by Hoopo at 3:21 PM on March 29, 2011

There is also a Flickr group.
posted by kram175 at 5:33 PM on March 29, 2011 [2 favorites]

Always weird seeing stuff from my regular life on the blue.
posted by nightchrome at 5:57 PM on March 29, 2011

Always weird seeing stuff from my regular life on the blue.

Curious what you mean.
posted by nickyskye at 12:18 AM on March 30, 2011

nickyskye: I live in Tokyo, I know everyone involved, I watched it develop into a real thing from just an idea.
posted by nightchrome at 1:45 AM on March 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

I should clarify that since I am the most antisocial, unconnected person in the world..this is an extremely rare occurrence.
Hence why I remarked on it.
posted by nightchrome at 1:46 AM on March 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

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