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2B newsfeed (December 26, 2004- January 3, 2005): Tsunami in Thailand

December 26, 2004

December 27, 2004
December 28, 2004

December 29, 2004
December 30, 2004

December 31, 2004

January 1, 2005

January 2, 2005

January 3, 2005

Post-January 3, 2005

Eyewitness account from Phangnga

Tsunami warning on December 30 based on quackery

About the 2B newsfeed (December 26, 2004- January 3, 2005)

This newsfeed was started at 8:10am on December 26, moments after the tremors from the initial earthquake were felt in Bangkok and before any tsunamis hit.

2Bangkok.com tries to highlight info on news that may only appear in Thai and we try to have it first. That first day there was little news on the subject locally. Local Thai TV showed game shows and soap operas as the tragedy was underway. We posted links to local useful websites (that were at that time only in Thai) and Thai-language threads on local forums so they could be found by those who needed them.

It was not until three days later that local newspapers started posting links to the local disaster relief agencies and government death toll press releases. 2Bangkok also made sure that each days' last casualty stats were translated from Thai and posted each night. This is because in Bangkok wire reports do not go out overnight and the newspapers go to press early.

As the blog world got involved in the information dissemination in the middle of the week, 2Bangkok.com narrowed its focus to what was showing on Thai TV and what was in the Thai-language newspapers--again to focus on news that was not available elsewhere. The newsfeed was maintained from December 26-January 3. The main 2Bangkok.com page is here.

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