TODAY   |  April 16, 2013

Internet responds to Boston tragedy

Across the Internet, messages of hope and help went out to victims, families and loved ones, from services like Google’s “Person Finder” to comedian Patton Oswalt posting a message of hope on Facebook that has gone viral.

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>>> for a look at how the internet community is reaching out in the wake of the boston bonding google launched a person finder and others turned to the red cross safe and well program, people can register to let friends and family know they are okay.

>>> comedian patton oswalt his facebook message to the culprits that the good outnumber you and we always will has gone mega viral, a picture and a quote of former children's tv host mr. rogers with his reminder that when you see scary things in the news, look for the helpers. you will always find people who are helping. and bostonians also were opening their hearts and homes to anyone stranded by the tragedy. google has created two online documents where people can reach out if they need a place to stay or have one to