The ongoing saga of Japan's triple disaster is now over a month old, but the well wishes and support from around the globe keep pouring in, and Google decided to smooth the process along.
The company recently launched MessagesForJapan.com, a site that allows anyone from around the world to type in a message to those affected in the region and have it instantly translated into Japanese. The overall interface and integration of Google maps--showing in real time where the latest messages have been written from--makes the site not only easy to use, but shows how Google's technology can indeed connect the planet. As of this writing more than 6,420 messages to Japan have been posted. You can see Google's promotional video showing you how the system works below.