The World Wide Web has been active in the aftermath of the deadly tsunami in Asia.
Below is a list of links to help you get started navigating online resources:
- A list of South Asian bloggers — courtesy of BoingBoing.net.
- Individual accounts from BBC — The BBC has an interesting collection of personal stories.
- From Phuket — Weblog from Rick Von Feldt, who was in Phuket during the tsunami. Includes firsthand experiences, stories and photos.
- Urban75 — a firsthand account from the Maldives.
- From The Washington Post’s Michael Dobbs — "As the waters rose at an incredible rate, I half expected to catch sight of Noah's ark," he wrote in the Dec. 27 edition of the Post.
- From Sri Lanka —This person is blogging by SMS messaging.
- Arthur C. Clarke's account — Sir Arthur Charles Clarke is a British author and inventor, perhaps most famous for his science fiction novel "2001: A Space Odyssey." He lives in Sri Lanka and writes about surviving the tsunami.
- Phuket tsunami survivor stories
- A relief worker's diary — An MSNBC Citizen Journalist: A volunteer chronicles a week in Nagapattinam, India.
- Phuket resort escapes damage — A hotel employee writes about his experience at JW Marriott on Dec. 26, and the varying levels of destruction on Thai beaches.
- NBC's Ann Curry — "It's become very difficult hard not to cry virtually every day."
- Daily slide shows from MSNBC.com
- Photos courtesy of the Navy
- Blog: The weird things people donate
- Before and after photos of Banda Aceh, via Wikipedia
- Satellite photos from DigitalGlobe
Survivors, missing lists
- Missing persons database — Search for missing persons on a database, set up following the tsunamis.
- Tsunami survivors at Thammasat University
- Phuket International Hospital — Some Thai hospitals are listing their patients from the tsunami, as well as their status.
- Krabi hospital in Thailand
- Sri Lanka site for survivor info
- Bulletin board for info on survivors in Thailand
- Bulletin board run by Lonely Planet travel guides
- Missing persons appeals — BBC is also publishing appeals for any information on loved ones.
- How the entire town of Leupueng, Sumatra, has been obliterated
- Elders' sage advice saves entire village
- An entire newspaper staff in Indonesia City missing in wake of tsunami
How to help
- MSNBC.com: More how to help links
- SEA-EAT South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Blog — News and information about resources, aid, donations and volunteer efforts. A group of people in Bombay, India, started the blog.
- ProPoor Blog — Information on grass-roots ways to help.
- Indonesia HELP — Aid and donations information for earthquake and tsunami victims in Aceh and North Sumatra (Indonesia).
- Amazon.com is collecting for the American Red Cross — The site includes a live tally on the amount of donations received.
- For help sorting legitimate charities and organizations, check out Benjamin Rosenbaum's site or NBC reporter Tom Costello's article.
- Citizen journalists from Asia, U.S. write in their thoughts
- Keith Olbermann on the unimaginable death toll
- MSNBC analyst Walid Phares on how jihadists are spinning the tsunami
You can find full coverage of the latest news on the tsunami aftermath here on MSNBC.com.