MISSING: Jessica Edith Louise Foster
Written by: glendenePublished on August 29th, 2008 @ 02:41:59 pm , using 113 words, 155 views
Posted in Milk Cartons
After seeing this Milk Carton on a Myspace bulletin, I just had to know more! I proceeded to My Milk Carton to scope out the site. My first observation is that this site is quite new, so I did what any nosey blogger would do... I dropped admin an email. With Milkman's permission, here is a bit of our conversation.
[Mammabear]:I've been following/posting the story of Jessie Foster for quite sometime now.
Now this Milk Carton??? What a FANTASTIC idea!
Could you explain more of yourself and this project, please? I'd love to post info for this, and think I know of many who would be interested. (but no offense, since this appears to be new, I'd like some reassurance that this isn't somehow a scam.
[Milkman]:I don't have any missing persons in my life exactly, however, I have used the Internet to search for someone and know how difficult it can be. This site was actually started as part of a class I was taking, and then the idea bloomed.
At first I wanted to make a site where people could re-connect with someone from their past. But the more I looked around on the Internet, I realized that I could do something much more worthwhile and help people find their missing loved ones. Reading the stories of other people searches has driven me to create this milk carton site.
I like the idea that this milk carton would pop up randomly. Is that really an option? Would certian areas be targeted? Like a tri-state area of where the person went missing, or something like that? Or is it pop up by the sites who host Milk Carton? If so, do you have any particular sites in mind?
I assure you this is not a scam in any way. Basically the idea is that the site is supposed to be a free place where anyone can post a milk carton for their missing person.
As far as the milk carton ads, my current plan is to simply run them as Google ads.
Just have a picture on a milk carton and have it show up on pages that contain advertisements. This is what I meant by 'pop-up' on various pages all over the Internet. Maybe one day I can make them be actual "pop-ups" but I'm not there yet. They would simply be regular internet ads.
I wasn't planning on targeting specific demographics or sites, because I think it would be better to show them to the 'general public'. It may be possible to target specific states near the disappearance, I'm not sure yet.
Posting a milk carton is FREE and it is an easy way to help you find someone.
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