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Cyberspace Major Source of Tsunami News, Relief Efforts


As the tsunami disaster in South Asia continues to unfold, millions of people are turning to the Internet for news updates - or to search for missing relatives.

Several weblogs, or "blogs" have been created in the days since the tragedy dedicated to providing first-hand accounts of the disaster. Many websites have set up message boards for families who are searching for loved ones who either live or were vacationing in those countries.

The Internet has also been used to raise money for organizations involved in the relief efforts. Internet retailer Amazon.com raised more than $4.5 million from its customers for the Red Cross.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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