YOUCHOOSE.NET SETS UP CAMPAIGN TO ASSIST IN SEARCH FOR STEVE FOSSETT
September 13, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsThornton, Pennsylvania —(September 13, 2007) – On Monday, September 3, 2007, Steve Fossett, the first person to fly a plane solo around the world without refueling and the first person to fly around the world in a balloon, went missing in Nevada. An airplane he was flying failed to return. No one has any idea where he is.
Through the generous efforts of individuals at several organizations, detailed satellite imagery has been made available for his last known whereabouts.
That is how the “Help Find Steve Fossett” campaign on YouChoose.net begins. “Already, thousands of people have taken advantage of today’s technology to join in the search for Steve Fossett,” said Mike Dever, co-founder of YouChoose.net and sponsor of the Help Find Steve Fossett campaign on YouChoose.net, “we wanted to do our part to contribute to the search.”
The campaign on YouChoose.net provides a link to Amazon.com’s mechanical turk service, where satellite pictures are presented of the area where Steve Fossett may be. Viewers are invited to look at each picture and indicate whether or not they see a potential sign of Steve Fossett, such as the airplane he was flying in at the time he went missing.
“This is a perfect use of social networking and the YouChoose.net social network,” said Mr. Dever, adding “YouChoose.net’s tag line is “Turning passions into actions. Mobilizing our members to take action to find Steve Fossett is a great example of what YouChoose.net is all about.”
To help in the search for Steve Fossett and to register to receive updates on the status of the search, go to: http://www.youchoose.net/campaign_407.
YouChoose.net, is a social network specifically developed for people to turn their "Passions into Actions" by setting up and supporting 'Pledge Campaigns' and 'Petitions' that allow them to promote their cause to others. YouChoose provides the platform and tools necessary for individuals and organizations to easily create and update their campaigns and to allow members to participate in forum discussions. YouChoose membership has averaged more than 100% monthly growth since the site was launched in February 2007.