As a massive earthquake ripped through Nepal killing over 600 people, search engine giant, Google has launched a ‘People Finder’ tool to help in finding missing people.
The interface is extremely easy to use, and can be accessed at:
The Person Finder tool from Google allows three options:
1. Search a database for names
2. Offer information about someone
3. Create a record for a missing person
Currently, all data entered is available to the public and viewable and usable by anyone, and Google is not reviewing or verifying the accuracy of the data.
Google Person Finder helps people reconnect with friends and loved ones in the aftermath of natural and humanitarian disasters. Any time Google launches Google Person Finder in response to a crisis, government and nonprofit organizations can help people locate each other by spreading the word, using the data, and adding information.