The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Social networks proving key to disaster relief

Deutsche Welle, 12 November 2013

The Philippines are wracked with suffering and destruction following Typhoon Haiyan. The country needs urgent help, and online social networks are playing an important role in providing it.

Horrific images from the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan have appeared around the world. At least 10,000 people are thought to have been killed in the Philippines, and thousands more are still missing, and it has proved extremely difficult for friends and family to make contact with one another. Many people don't know whether their loved ones have survived - and if so where they are.

A screenshot of Google's person finder
Social networks and other Internet services have played a decisive part in overcoming these difficulties in the snowballing humanitarian crisis - in finding missing people, in the coordination of help on the ground, and the collection of donations.

Searching for the missing

Google has started a "Person Finder" website, where missing people can be registered. Anyone with information about someone can use it to help those searching. Nearly 50,000 people have already been entered.

Messages have also been left on Twitter by people searching for loved ones, usually with photos and information about where they were last seen.
In order to collect such tweets, Patrick Meier, a Swiss national who works for the Qatar Foundation, has started the site "MicroMappers," where volunteers can sort through tweets and put them in categories.

As well as the search for the missing, tweets are put into categories like "Requests for Help" and "Infrastructure Damage," or "Population Displacement." The collected data is then sent to the United Nations.

A screenshot of MicroMappers
On the ground

Meanwhile, the Twitter account @Typhoonhaiyan has been conceived as a central platform to support victims of the typhoon. The makers of the site, the organizations "Backspace News," "Asia Centria," and "Newsgon," provide Twitter users with a list of hashtags to help organize the micro-messages.

The hashtag #RescuePH, for example, is only meant to be used by people who urgently need help on the ground. This doesn't always work, however, as some users have caused confusion by tweeting messages with the hashtag:
In order to improve coordination, Google has created a "Crisis Map" in cooperation with the Philippine government, where evacuation centers, hospitals, and emergency help points can be marked.

Worldwide calls for help

Major international aid organizations have been using social networks to call for help for the typhoon victims worldwide. The German Red Cross is one of many to have posted a call for donations on its Facebook page.

Campaigners are hoping that this effort will create a similar wave of solidarity to the one that followed the devastating tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004, when almost 700 million euros ($937 million) was raised in Germany alone.

The Internet, and social networks in particular, have proved to be an effective tool in coordinating efforts and coping with the desperate need for immediate help following natural disasters.

And, in the meantime, major religions have also discovered the power of the Internet to make contact with their "Followers." Following the typhoon, Pope Francis tweeted:

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