Haiti news shared through social media, PR services give back

CNN is reporting Web users are turning to tools like Twitter and blogs en masse to share and receive information on the earthquake in Haiti this week, which has left tens of thousands dead and many in need of aid.

CNN is reporting Web users are turning to tools like Twitter and blogs en masse to share and receive information on the earthquake in Haiti this week, which has left tens of thousands dead and many in need of aid. Internet data research by CNN showed the White House blog, detailing President Obama's reaction to the disaster, was the most visited site Wednesday morning, a day after the quake hit.

Meanwhile, PR Newswire and WestGlen Communications have each initiated their own plans to pitch in.

PR Newswire is waiving its distribution fee for organizations offering aid to the earthquake victims, distributing messages in the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean at no charge. The program is open until midnight, January 17.

WestGlen is offering free "live read" PSA services to all organizations assisting the relief, available through January 22. The package, PSA Live, sends a 30-second PSA script to 1,000 radio stations and blasts faxes to sources.

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