geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • “Only For #Children” [#geekgirl]

    Children's View

    “[The] ANAR Foundation…attend[s] children and teenagers [in] a risk situation…they can find the help they need in a totally anonymous and confidential way. But, how can we get our message to a child abuse victim, even when they are accompanied by their aggressor?

    Knowing the average height for adults and children under 10,GREY has created two different messages. Using an outdoor lenticular we show adults an awareness message, while children see a message where we offer them our help and show them the telephone number. A message only for children.”

  • Information and Emergency Resources For #BostonMarathon [#geekgirl]

    As the horrifically tragic events are unfolding in Boston, for those who need immediate resources to find loved ones or to ensure their safety, here’s a brief list:

    1. Google has set up a “Person Finder” resource similar to one used for the 2010 Haitian Earthquake Disaster.
    2. Reddit user _supernovasky_ is compiling live and as-accurate-as-can-be information here.
    3. For Boston locals, Boston.com News has updates via its Twitter feed.

    Stay safe, friends.

    [UPDATE: The above reddit link is now read-only. Please go here for a more updated version.]

    [UPDATE 2: I've pulled the Google docs Resources and Accommodation link due to concerns regarding phishing dangers. There's been talk about the relevant Google docs being now cleared for official use by Google: for now, visit the Reddit link above and you can access the document from there. There's also many good-hearted Boston based Redditors offering free transport, food and other resources through the updated link.]