After Friday’s devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami, thousands are missing and people across the world are desperate for news of loved ones. Now, Google has launched the Person Finder Tool, a free information service for those posting information about people or looking for someone. The tool is available in multiple languages. Google uses data from the social networking sites and across the Internet to find records on missing people – the company is currently tracking 64,600 records as of Saturday, March 12. According to CNN, almost 80 percent of the Japanese population is online, and people are scouring social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook to find information from friends and family.
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