March 14th, 2011
10:18 AM ET
Japan earthquake unleashes prayer Tweets
The Twitter hash tag #prayforjapan was trending during parts of the weekend and again on Monday morning, drawing many tweets from Japan - and from many other parts of the the world.
Here's a quick sampling from early Monday:
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Whether you believe or not, tweets requesting prayers hurt no one and may bring comfort to those who need it. At the same time, I hope tweeters take the time to text to the Red Cross and donate $10. That definitely can't hurt and definitely CAN help.
@ raven 26 ...true
Can I just say what a reduction to secrah out somebody who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You undoubtedly know how you can convey a difficulty to mild and make it important. Extra people have to read this and understand this aspect of the story. I cant believe youre no more widespread because you positively have the gift.
Manga university prays? They should stop all the demonic things first.
One would hope that those who believe that praying actually does any good wouldn't need to be 'tweeted' to do so.
Send them money, especially to the Red Cross
If this tragedy happened in 1939 while the J-aps were kill-ing the chinese in Manchuria. The posts on this blog would be much different.........
You have shown your ignorance
And they wonder why teabaggers get called racists...