Haiti People Finder Facebook Application

January 28, 2010

NC State Alumnus Uses Social Media to Track Haiti Quake Survivors

The massive earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12th devastated the country, leading to an estimated 150,000 deaths.  Now, an NC State alumnus and Haiti native has employed his talents to help people get in touch with friends and loved ones using social networking technology.

Michael Maximilien (aka Max) (M.S., 2001; Ph.D, 2005) has developed the Haiti Quake People Finder  (http://haiti-survivors.org), an application for the Facebook social networking site.  The constantly evolving application allows users to socially construct, track, and share information about friends and family who were in Haiti when the earthquake hit. 

Read the full story here!

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Published by Zack

Zack Smith is a writer and journalist. He has written for such web sites and publications as Newsarama.com, the Independent Weekly of Durham NC, Triangle Business Journal, Comic Book Resources and the Lynchburg News and Advance. He has a Master's in Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, and a degree in English with minors in Film Studies and Creative Writing from NC State University. He also writes children's books.

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  1. Great idea…the haiti quake is was a real disaster. It’s great to see new technology that we take for granted (like facebook) be put to good use. I think the people finder app is a great idea!

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