Indian techie's site makes him accidental hero of Mumbai blasts

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  1. JohnDeere19
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    http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/07/14/india.blasts.help/index.html

    Nitin Sagar was at his New Delhi office, tweeting about needing a girl to fondly run her fingers through his hair, when he saw the posts about three deadly blasts many miles away in Mumbai.
    He noticed many people were tweeting offers to help victims and knew that in no time, they would go viral.
    "Someone in Bombay please create a Google Doc with numbers/addresses of people willing to help," he posted on Twitter, using the old name for Mumbai.
    He thought aggregate information could help a person bleeding on the street or a relative desperately searching for a loved one.
    Before he left the office, Sagar created a Google docs spreadsheet. He inserted five names and phone numbers. That was about 8 p.m., an hour after the attacks.
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    http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/07/14/india.blasts.help/index.html
     
  2. Wandering Aramean
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    I cannot help but laugh at the assertion that Bombay is the old name for Mumbai. That's funny to me. :D
     
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    I either completely agree or disagree with you :) care to elaborate?
     

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