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Archive for September 17th, 2008

The national Wireless AMBER Alerts™  Initiative is a voluntary partnership between the United States Department of Justice, the wireless industry, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), to distribute AMBER Alerts to wireless subscribers who opt in to receive the messages and are able to receive text messages on their wireless devices.

But, what happens after an alert expires or is cancelled? There are 2,699 missing children presently listed at the NCMEC.

For those of you who like to text, are you using Twitter? While reading updates of “what is everyone talking about” this one jumped out:

CACCharities Reading about missing children updates from @missingchildren 5 seconds ago from web

This unique application being offered on Twitter was developed by Nate Ritter @missingchildren and provides updates of missing children added or removed from the NCMEC. If you are not familiar with Twitter, it is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

Maybe the answer will soon be finding a missing child.

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