Thursday, September 08, 2005

WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: People Finder Tech

WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: People Finder Tech: "There are over 50 sites on the web set up to help New Orleans evacuees and their loved ones find each other. Problem is, none of these sites talk to each other, so people trying to find their family and friends end up having to find and search every one of the sites, just in case the names they were hoping to see only ended up in a single database. The PeopleFinderTech team has set out to implement a standardized data format (PFIF, or PeopleFinder Interchange Format) for these sites, making it possible to search many (hopefully all) of the databases in one go. The database, when completed, will live at

The project is well underway, but still has some major hurdles to leap before it's ready -- and here's how you can help.

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