February 1, 2008

Stranded in China? Google to the Rescue!

With snow storms raging across China, the odds of migrant workers getting home to their loved ones for Chinese New Year holidays seem increasingly low. The cover of today's Wall Street Journal relates a very personal story about a lady stranded in Beijing and reinforces the message with photos like the one below (thanks to Reuters).

The innovative team at Google China are doing their bit - and beating Baidu to the game - by publishing an interactive map that pulls the latest news about weather and transportation blockages into a mash-up map of the People's Republic of China. How's that for giving back to the society?

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