CNN.com's iReport, the news organization's site for the public to upload video and photos of news, has become a database and clearing house to connect survivors of the earthquake.
At least four families have determined that members have survived the disaster by using iReport, and thousands of images of missing Haitians are now uploaded.
While Internet access in the devastated island is limited, some Hatians are able to send images via camera phones.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer reported the story of a young "iReporter" in Florida who found a relative was alive and well via iReport.
A spokeswoman for CNN tells Beet.TV that some 7,000 iReports regarding Haiti have been filed.
We are told that CNN now has 40 staffers in the earthquake region.
More to come.
Andy Plesser, Executive Producer