On January 14, we created a bag to collect charitable organizations active in providing earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. That bag has been checked out by thousands of readers and retweeted many times.
After building that bag, I designed a slideshow version of the bag and uploaded it on SlideShare. The slideshow was selected to be one of the “Top Presentations of the Day” on the SlideShare site on January 16.
This is my second slideshow to support earthquake relief. In May 2008, I designed a similar set on SlideShare for the Sichuan earthquake in China. Now here is the new one for Haiti earthquake victims.
Check out this slideshow and retweet it to spread the message to the world. Let’s work hard together for the great cause of helping Haiti.
The quake in Haiti on January 12 and its aftermath shook the entire globe. The tragedy is touching the hearts of us all. People in Haiti are in urgent need for all kinds of assistance and the world is mobilized to help.
There is tons of information online, being updated every minute: donation/relief sites, news reports, real-time tweets, and more. To assist the need of finding and disseminating these important information sources, we have built a few bags with our tool.
For example, a bag entitled “20+ Ways to Help Haiti” was created last Thursday, where you can find websites to make donations and all the Haiti information, via linked bags.
Users visited and retweeted this bag a lot. A user in Portland, Oregon, even created a similar bag listing all the organizations involved in helping Haiti in the Portland area. That bag also generated big traffic there.
Let’s do more to support Haiti earthquake relief by creating bags.
BagTheWeb.com is live!
BagTheWeb offers a novel web linking platform where ordinary users will be able to make web links for collecting, saving, and sharing web content. In the meantime, your collective activities of linking will make the web better, more meaningfully connected. This new type of web links, user-generated links, will bring micro-orders to the web where information is better linked, easier to find, and more useful.
BagTheWeb.com is for users like you to connect webpages. More specifically, you can create a link list called bag” for any topic, then link webpages you like into it. Then, a bag can be linked to other bags to form a network of bags.
What are the benefits of using bags?
You can easily save webpages into different bags of different topics. They are better organized than existing bookmarking tools and are easier to retrieve.
A bag is a piece of new web content. Users create their bags to share their knowledge about web information interesting to them. A bag has three parts: a bag summary, a list of webpage links, and a list of bag links. These are written or linked by the user who creates the bag.
Bags bring order to sharing. For example, instead of displaying a URL in a Twitter post, you now can tweet a bag which contains more useful web resources.
The network of bags is social, for bags are linking to other bags. From a bag, you can look at its linked bags and possibly find more useful web content organized by other users. BagTheWeb is a new place for finding information on the web.
Please check out www.BagTheWeb.com