Missing girl found after Facebook plea

Is Facebook the new milk carton?

I commented in the The Townsville Bulletin about how a missing girl was found after pleas on Facebook. A missing 10-year-old girl was found after a massive search was launched when her distraught relatives posted a message on Facebook. This is the second example of the Townsville community turning to Facebook in times of crisis.

Excerpt: The University of Queensland social media expert Dr Sean Rintel said he was not surprised such a large force had been mobilised via Facebook.

“Facebook is a dense network, if you post something it’s probably your friends and people you know and who care about you who will see it,” he said.

Read more at:

Higgins, K. (2012, July 31). Missing girl found after social media pleaTownsville Bulletin (Online).


Higgins, K. (2012, June 12). Would you ask your Facebook friends to track down a stolen car? Townsville Bulletin (Online).