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Jeff Dunsavage's Blog – February 2010 Archive (2)

How Twitter May Have Kept a Student Journalist From Disappearing

This story goes back to 2008 (I would love to know if there are similar, more recent examples) and is a great demonstration of how timely, thoughtful use of our increasingly mobile social media can prevent a disappearance or, at the very least, leave a trail for investigators to follow. James Buck, a graduate student from the University of California-Berkeley, was in Mahalla, Egypt, covering an anti-government protest when he and…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 13, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Are All Missing Persons Created Equal?

16-year-old Amy Vargas, who disappeared in Cancun Jan. 30, has been found safe and returned to her family, according to the FBI. Apparently the teenager left the hotel where she was staying…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 10, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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