Social Media Tapped to Find Missing Louisville Man

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Update: A Twitter account has now been set up specifically for finding Robert Botts: @FindRobertBotts.

Original Article: A man named Robert Botts from Louisville, Kentucky has gone missing, and those who know him have taken to social media to help them find him. He’s been missing since Thursday, July 30. His car was found abandoned at an intersection in Louisville.

A photo and physical description have been posted on the social publishing site Scribd.

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This is being shared around other social networks like Facebook and Twitter in hopes that someone will be able to help find him.

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Robert Botts Missing

They have posted the story to iReport, the citizen reporter site that CNN uses stories from, although CNN has not picked this one up yet.

Robert Botts Missing

We often talk about the marketing and business benefits that users can get out of social media, but stories like this remind us that there are far more valuable uses.

This is not the first time social media has been called upon to find missing persons. For example, earlier this year, a father began using it to try and find his missing daughter after 20 whole years. She had disappeared from Gainesville, Florida in 1989. There were no amber alerts or web sites displaying her picture or anything, but he set up a site at TiffanySessions.com. He counts YouTube among his social media resources.

The viral nature of social media provides hope for friends and family of missing persons, and if it can work for marketing products, there is reason to believe it can provide value for something of real importance. Spreading the word is crucial though. You’ll find some sharing options below. Share where you have friends/followers.

Social Media Tapped to Find Missing Louisville Man
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  • http://www.scribd.com/doc/18135806/Missing-Person-Robert-Botts-Please-Post Roxanne Warrick

    Thank you so much for writing this article. We are all so worried about Robert and every bit of press coverage helps spread the word.

    Want to help? Please join our group on Facebook and encourage your friends to do the same. The group is called “Find Robert Botts (Louisville, KY)” and it is open to everyone.

    Also, visit this URL to download the PDF flyer with all of the details on Robert and his disappearance.

    • Roxanne Warrick

      Ooops! Here is the link where you can find the PDF poster will all the details…


  • http://www.pixelsandmedia.com Brittany P Thompson

    WebProNews always has great articles, but this one hits closer to home… I used to work with Robert and it’s been a huge shock to all of us to see him go missing. There have been far too many stories like this lately. Seeing friends and family updating Facebook or “tweeting” to spread the word brings hope to an otherwise very sad time.

    Thanks again for this post. Let’s hope that all the missing loved ones mentioned here do turn up one day.

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    I believe it can provide value for something of real importance. This article is much useful for the missing ones and hope they might get in touch on one fine day. Its really worth to join the group.

  • Matthew

    Used to work for Robert at Charter and have to say he is a nice guy and am shocked he is missing. This article points at the important value of social media … it is after all designed to bring us together. Great article … real news.

  • Chris Crum

    Thanks for the comments everyone. It’s a good thing that Robert has the kind of friends that would take such an initiative to try to find him. Hopefully people will continue to spread the word.

    • Guest

      I’m sorry to say that Robert has been found. We will continue to keep his family in our prayers as they deal with their loss.

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    It’s refreshing to see the web being used for such a noble purpose. I really hope it will help lead to the safe return Robert Botts.

    Best Wishes
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