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Updated by Natasha Hervatta on Feb 18, 2017
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5 Ways in which Social Media is aiding Nepal after the earthquake tragedy

Various social media companies have now made it possible for you to contribute to aiding the people of Nepal after the terrible earthquakes, no matter what part of the world you live in. Let us applaud the efforts of these companies, and lend a helping hand however we can..

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Viber

Viber

To do their part in helping those affected by the earthquake, Viber has recently announced that they will offer those in Nepal affected by the disaster free outgoing international calls.

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Facebook

Facebook

Facebook introduced the Safety Check feature, that lets you know if you're friends and family are safe. It helped bring relief to a number of people who may not have been able to connect with their people immediately.

It also added a Donate Nowbutton atop the News Feed to let users help out monetarily.

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Apple

Apple

Apple responded to Nepal earthquake by soliciting Red Cross donations via iTunes. Since most users already have their credit cards linked to their accounts, this proved to be an easy medium for most to help out.

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Microsoft (Skype)

Microsoft announced free Skype calls to and from landlines and mobile phones in Nepal.

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Google

Google

Google is helping to connect survivors with worried relatives using the Person Finder tool. It is a missing persons database supplied with crowdsourced data, and is intended to help people find those who were affected by the earthquake.

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