All of my life I've been fascinated by airplanes but when they crash, curiosity gets the best of me. The opportunity now to take part in the search for Flight MH370 is a chance to make a huge difference in the lives of so many hurt families. It's also a chance to work with people around the globe like never before. The remarkable part about this story is that if you can play an app online, you already have the skill to search for this downed aircraft. Over the last few hours while my kids have jumped from rock to rock on their games or popped candy-colored gemstones, I'm arrow-clicking my way around Malaysian maps. At this point, I've covered 2715 maps and placed 152 markers for the company, DigitalGlobe to review with authorities. I've seen ships, boats, an oil well, oil slicks, and lots of suspicious deep water shapes. There's also a lot of waves. Tomorrow when we have more maps to go over, we'll need even more volunteers based on updated information. When you pan and zoom from place to place, it's easy to forget the miracle of technology that you are covering thousands of square miles with mere flicks of your fingers and creating more limited and directed targets for heroes in the field risking their lives too. So I'll say if you can spare a few candy-gem moments or barnstorming dogfights or even need to satisfy that need for speed, go to tomcod.com and join the search that will hopefully reward all of us with closure. The points you earn will help you in the long run.
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