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How a Google doc joined the battle to save lives during the Mumbai blasts!

Vyom

The Power of x480
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How a Google doc joined the battle to save lives during the Mumbai blasts

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Hundreds of people used a shared spreadsheet on Google's system to post helpful numbers and information following the blasts in Mumbai.

The spreadsheet soon filled up with details offering blood transfusions, numbers for police stations, offers of accommodation and general offers of help.

Set up by Nitin Sagar, based in New Delhi, at 3.35pm BST, the document soon had scores of people adding offers of help. The number of people viewing the document quickly passed a thousand, forcing Google to limit the detail provided to keep it online.

People were asked to give their area, offer of help, contact number(s) and username.

On Twitter a hashtag – #heretohelp quickly developed too, with people also offering places to stay with contact details.

Spreadsheet Link
 

Anorion

Sith Lord
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yeah good collaboration, was following the developments on twitter, but very little of the offers for help were actually taken up, mostly people just called each other up and re-assured them, the blood banks didnt actually need any blood, but a handful of people got a lift
there were a lot more people willing to help than the amount of help necessary, this was really good
 
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Vyom

Vyom

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it is no longer available..anyways..tht's gr8 work from ppl..

Actually, on the top, there are still different tabs of the spreadsheet namely, Blood Group, Need help, Missing people, as well as list of injured people in the blast.

The collaboration which a shared Google doc provides, can be used in many such instances. This being the prime example.
 

gameranand

Living to Play
This shows that there is still a lot of humanity left in our people except those ******* Netas.
Nice initiative. :)
 
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