September 17, 2001

Internet useful in times of crisis

Author: JT Smith

Computer News Daily: "Users responded quickly and generously: As of Friday afternoon, Amazon.com had racked up almost
140,000 contributions to Red Cross, totaling more than $5 million.

The default amount is set to $10, but donations averaged $26 the first day and climbed steadily
to $35 by Friday, according to spokeswoman Patty Smith. They came from all over the world, she
said. When I talked to her, there were 128 countries on her list, ranging from Albania and Andorra
to Zambia."

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