Google’s never been known for its design, but in this website’s case, I don’t think it’s an issue. They set up the site within hours of New Zealand’s 6.3-measuring earthquake, to help family and friends locate one another.
Over 65 people are believed to have been killed by the Christchurch quake, and thousands more have been affected. Visitors to the site can either search for a person’s name, or enter details about themselves. Over 5100 people’s records have been entered to date, according to the site. [Google Person Tracker via New Scientist]