When the Big One Hits
August 28, 2012 1:24 PM Subscribe
Best way to store contacts online for a headcount during a natural disaster?
posted by Lettuce_Leaves to computers & internet (8 answers total)
So I recently moved to a friendly neighborhood where folks are keen on earthquake preparedness. We had our first meeting, during which we got to know each other (about 15 households), spoke about what we'd done to fortify our houses, what kinds of emergency supplies we had, and what we should be prepared to do if/when The Big One hits. Someone suggested sharing contact info so that we'd know who to look for during a headcount. I suggested that we put this info online as well as in hard copy--perhaps a semi-private neighborhood Flickr page where we'd put a pic of everyone in the household, their address, phone #, and at least one out-of-state friend to contact in case of emergency. But I'm wondering whether there's a better way to do this. Obviously it needs to be easily accessible (and modifiable) by about 20 of us (some of whom are not particularly computer-savvy) and a few trusted friends in other states, but not so public that any old Joe Schmoe could log on and randomly find us. And it should be free. I see that Google has a neighborhood web site option, but that's way more than what we need. Does anyone have suggestions about logistics?