Staci’s challenge – we need a better way to find people, not just links?

Staci’s challenge – we need a better way to find people, not just links: (From Staci Kramer on Trust but Verify) “More and more (post-hurricane) information is popping up on line and I don’t think collecting links is enough. Just to narrow it down to one area, very specifically, can anyone help figure out how to aggregate all of the personal status reports (missing/safe/lost/found, etc.) into one searchable database or other searchable format? Ideally, we’d be able to do the same by zip code, neighborhood, parish and other formations but if we could just accomplish an aggregated people finder that would be a huge accomplishment.”

Update: Jeff Jarvis suggests a small step in that direction is to start tagging posts about missing people with the tag “missing