Katrina: Search for missing people from Yahoo!

Katrina: Search for missing people from Yahoo!: What can I say? Thank you, Yahoo! and to some other people who know who they are. Yahoo! now has a narrow search tool that searches multiple missing-people databases that have been created over the past week. (Background)

Yahoo: Search Katrina lists from across the Web

Cut and paste the following code to display the Yahoo! search box on a web page:

<table border=”0″><tbody><tr><td>
<form action=”http://boards.news.yahoo.com/boards/bin/search” name=Search style=”margin: 0pt;”><p><input type=”text” name=”p” size=”40″ /> <input type=”submit” value=Search /></p></form>
</td></tr>
<tr><td>Yahoo: Search Katrina lists from across the Web</td></tr></tbody></table>

This, along with the Katrina PeopleFinder Project, (The PeopleFinder search tool: Katrinalist.net) display a rapid response by “geeks” who dropped everything to solve an obvious problem.

Update: Lycos now has a similar meta search tool.

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(via (and thanks): Staci Kramer)

  • lewis pennock

    on a semi-related note; it is interesting that DirecTV has set up channel 100 for Katrina information. I tuned in and they list a scrolling message bar at the bottom of the screen with people looking for loved ones and numbers to call – you get your message on the screen by sending a text message. not very efficient, but they also have all the messages up at http://www.directv.com/hurricane. hopefully that page is indexed on yahoo.