Google’s Person Finder: A Glimpse of Pain, Relief After Chile Quake

A note left for Pedro Patricio Valdivia Olivos–one of more than 48,000 records in Google’s Person Finder–offers a clear look into the anxiety faced by many with loved ones in Chile: “Hi, Dad. It’s your daughter Alicia. I’ve been looking for you for several days. I’m very worried for you. Please can you call me on my cellular…or send me a message. I’m waiting for word from you. Hugs.”

Google (GOOG) launched its Chile-specific tool Saturday to assist people looking for information on loved ones in Chile after a massive 8.8 earthquake shook the South-American nation

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