I received an email from Diigo’s Maggie Tsai last week asking that we take a look at her blog post regarding Monday’s magnitude 7.9 earthquake. I was blown away by her (Diigo’s) amazing story! Even though Diigo is a US-based company, their R&D team is located in China. Specifically, about 90 kilometers from the epicenter of the quake. Maggie’s story serves as a reminder that as we build relationships, communities, and teams with a global population, we can no longer think that such a disaster struck “them” and that it does not impact “us”. Our area of concern must become as global as our social networks have become, and at times of need, the physical communities that our friends and co-workers belong are relying on our help and concern.
Diigo Blog » Diigo’s development temporarily interrupted by the 7.9 magnitude earthquake
On Monday, May 12, at 2:28pm Beijing time (6:28 GMT), a major earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, jolted southwestern China’s Sichuan Province. To give some perspective on how severe 7.9 magnitude is on the Richter scale: according to wikipedia, it’s equivalent to 600 megatons of TNT explosive, or energy released by the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption! Mother Earth has lot of unsettling energy!
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