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Making the email world the main detective in tracking down missing children
By Judi McLeod
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
The Sherlock Holmes of missing children and adults is ready to roll--through your fingertips.
Sherlock's been there--hiding in plain view--and needs only resolve to begin the search.
The search and rescue mission for missing children and adults starts with the everyday, one-on-one email.
There are about 50 billion emails sent every day--one-on-one emails--that could be used to look for one of the world's biggest heartaches: missing children.
"If you're sending out emails anyway, why not do something good," asks WrapMail Inc. founding father Rolv E. Heggenhougen, 50. "Corporate and government employees send emails over the World Wide Web every day. These emails go to business and government agencies and to the public at large, but when they arrive they are plain black on white."
Each of these emails could have a wrap surrounding the email that, in addition to information and links to the respective websites, could also feature pictures of missing children and adults.
WrapMail Inc.'s technology allows for dynamic rotation so that every single email that is sent out could feature new missing kids so that every single one is exposed to an audience that comes from the email world.
Think about it: a child absconded from the toy aisle of a department store could be sent out to the world under "MISSING" as soon as parents or police send a photograph of the missing child to www.wrapmail.com. The WrapMail could speed throughout the immediate area where the child was snatched faster than the getaway car.
There are already daily RSS feeds out in Cyberspace with data on missing children that can be incorporated into a wrapmail.
The instant messaging readily available on a topic so crucial could make WrapMail the milk carton of the 21st century!
The whoosh of the email has never sounded so comforting to the many looking for missing children and adults.
All emails that leave WrapMail Inc. already have an Amber Alert on the bottom, currently linking to missing children in Florida, where WrapMail is headquartered. The RSS feed comes from the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
These pictures could have embedded hyperlinks that lead to pages with more details, such as more pictures, last seen, clothes, last seen with etc. Updating ability for WrapMails could even include computer enhanced pictures of children, who are still missing after months--when the physical search has ended and the missing child goes into police cold files.
WrapMail has legs.
Imagine what WrapMail at work could do for authorities searching for dangerous missing felons.
The pictures of suspected terrorists on the lam like the legendary elusive Adnan el Shukrijumah, could give a leg up to the FBI.
Phil McCann, the aunt of the still missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann, who wanted "to cover 80 percent of the world's inboxes in two weeks" last month was on the right track.
But WrapMail would have been even better.
There are no borders for WrapMail, and from the Antarctic to the tiniest Pacific Island, all it takes to put this detective to work is an online computer.
Children go missing everyday.
The parents of nine-year-old Cedrika Provencher, who disappeared on July 31, have asked a well-known Quebec journalist for his help in the case.
"The parents said they believe someone has relevant information and they want crime reporter Claude Poirier to be the one who receives it and helps negotiate her possible release." (thestar.com, Aug. 27, 2007).
With www.wrapmail.com, the world can be the main detective in the hunt for a missing child.
The best thing about this team of world detectives is that WrapMail offers its solution for free for approved organizations (organizations that focus on finding missing children and adults) as they, like everyone else, send external emails every day.
Incredibly, WrapMail founder Rolv. Heggenhougen has had zero responses to requests from the mainstream media.
Heggenhougen should be knocking loudly on the door of United Nations and their prolific agencies throughout the global village.
Meanwhile as happens so often in life, sometimes the answer to the mystery is hiding in plain view.
Canada Free Press founding editor Most recent by Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the print media. Her work has appeared on Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, Glenn Beck. Judi can be reached at: [email protected]
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