Americans donating online
November 30th, 2005

“In the aftermath of the Gulf Coast Hurricanes,13 million Americans made donations to relief efforts online and 7 million set up their own hurricane relief efforts using the Internet,according Pew Internet“,govtech.net reports.”In addition to using the Internet to respond directly to the crisis,50% of online users sought out news and information online, with most (73%) of their newsgathering happening at Web sites of the mainstream media. Sources such as blogs and international news sites served as important news supplements,with one quarter of those who got Katrina news online turning to one of these sources.

13 Million Americans Made Donations Online After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita


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