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We are connected.

08.07.2005 - 00:53 / filled under default

The Tsunami has shown the first signs of the new way of having contacts, of being connected. "Tell my family, I am okay, please send an email" was hard in a not so connected area of the world.

When I heard today first of the bombings - to be precise, I read on a blog about it - my initial reaction was "who do you know there? what are their blog addresses?". Three people, connected to me from reboot, even though all of them not friends still I was worried. A fast check revealed first confirmations on everything being okay. Over the day I followed not through the media, but through blogs and the wikipedia article new developments.

And was surprised to see some more names I had forgot or did not know they where in London. Just a minute ago, I saw Matt Web posted

Es and I are both okay. Please check-in if you haven't already.
I met him at reboot too - forgot about him being in London but am glad now, to see his. This way of getting informed is a new way, to ask like Matt does for "please check in" is interesting too. It feels inapropriate to set a trackback.

The most touching picture I saw today, is this one on flickr - and intended for the same thing like the blogpostings. Showing to whoever cares or might care, that everything is alright.

I'm glad, that the net offers us those ways.

(If you can read German, I wrote a longer article on beissholz. "")

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