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Helping Haiti With Tech, Texts And Tweets

In this week's All Tech Considered segment, Robert Siegel and I discuss aid for Haiti's earthquake victims — how technology has sped up donations for disaster relief and other ways social media and tech companies are helping people lend a hand.

Here are some of the Web sites, resources and news stories we discussed in the piece:

  • Donations-by-text reached $13 million as of Monday morning have hit $22 million as of Monday afternoon. You can send $10 at a time by texting "HAITI" to 90999.
  • Wireless companies have sped payments to cut through the usual delay that follows donations.