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The Search Continues Online

Speculation surrounding the disappearance of missing child, Madeleine McCann has again been brought to attention just days following the 2year anniversary of the missing toddler.

With Oprah Winfrey’s interview with the couple, Kate and Gerry Mc Cann, being screened this week I decided to take a look at the online attempts to help.

HFMC – Help Find Madeleine Mc Cann was the first page I encountered. Filled with information and pictures this site was set up on the 12th May 2007 to raise awareness of the beautiful 3 year old girl who was abducted during a family holiday in Praia Da Luz, Portugal on the 3rd May 2007. The site urges anyone with information, no matter how irrelevant, to come forward, by either leaving a comment or ringing one of the many helplines.

I found a more personal site at, where Kate and Gerry contribute to the page, leaving regularly updated comments relating to any progress made. The site also contains a newly published picture of what the 6-year old Madeleine McCann may look like.

The Internet has and continues to play a huge role in the search for Madeleine and has made it possible for the campaign to reach people worldwide by maximising exposure. While the story faded from the news rather quickly online sources provided a social network for information to be dispatched and for the case to be kept alive.


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