Google helps people looking for loved ones in Japan

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  and across the Internet to find records on missing people. They are currently tracking 64,600 records as of Sat., March 12.

According to CNN, almost 80% of the Japeneese population is online, and people are scouring social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

Visit the Person Finder Tool: 2011 Japan Earthquake page (

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