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Helping the Tsunami Victims

Anders Jacobsen has volunteered to pay $1 to the British Red Cross for anyone creating a weblog post on the front page or creating permanent links in the weblog’s blogroll, linking to the organizations listed below, and then linking to his blog and his post, Webloggers: Give to tsunami victims and I’ll give too! Here’s a list of some of the organizations accepting donations and other contributions:

International aid organizations:

UK/Europe:

North America:

Anders Jacobsen: Webloggers: Give to tsunami victims and I’ll give too!

If you wish to help tsunami victims, please be sure to donate to sources where you absolutely know your funds or other contributions will indeed help those victims. There are a lot of scams going around.

Quick Update Monday morning, January 3

I just saw a screenshot of Anders Jacobsen’s blog post, Webloggers: Give to tsunami victims and I’ll give too! on MSNBC TV as part of a story of bloggers helping the tsunami victims, covered by Will Femia. Cool! What’s even better, though, is to hear that bloggers are playing an incredibly helpful role in coordinating people traveling to these countries to help rebuild, in addition to helping provide links and information.

See more on this at Will’s weblog, Clicked: Tsunami, the blog view and MSNBC’s coverage at Asia’s Deadly Tsunami. You’ll find people volunteering to travel to stricken countries to help and much more at The South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Blog.

Editorial Note

Those of us who’ve been blogging long before most people had ever even heard the word “blog” have known all this time the value and helpfulness of weblogs. I’m not at all surprised to see the outpouring of bloggers wanting to help, to inform, and to share information. I’m thrilled, though, to see that major news sources are finally beginning to pick up on this.

10:01 pm, pst 2 January, 2005 Comments, Trackbacks (2) ·

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  1. Sorry to sound cynical but it seems like an extremely inexpensive way to get lot’s of backlinks to your site.

    btw I’m not that impressed with your comment filtering. I tried to use the word c-h-e-a-p and got told that my post was denied due to questionable content.

    07:24 am, pst 6 January, 2005Comment by Andy Budd

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  2. Andy,
    In response to your comments:

    Sorry to sound cynical but it seems like an extremely inexpensive way to get lot’s of backlinks to your site.

    Whether or not Anders is trying to "buy" links to his site is irrelevant to me. What’s more important is that he’s donating $1 for each person who links to that post containing links to information about donating to help tsunami victims. He’ll donate up to $500. I personally think that gesture far outweighs a potential motive to "buy" links to his Website.

    Additionally, I suggest you ask him directly about this rather than commenting at my Website about what you perceive as his motive for doing this.

    btw I’m not that impressed with your comment filtering. I tried to use the word c-h-e-a-p and got told that my post was denied due to questionable content.

    Andy, the comments spam I get is so prolific related to that word that I’ve gone ahead and used that word as a spam filter. For legitimate posters, there are plenty of other words to use instead. Sorry if that’s an inconvenience for you.

    If you have a suggestion to filter those spammers while allowing others to post using that word, please let me know. I gladly accept and appreciate constructive criticism and suggestions for improving my Website. Thanks.

    01:17 pm, pst 6 January, 2005Comment by Shirley Kaiser

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