Tint is proud to share a guest blog post form Marie Fahnert, an Attorney in Illinois who is using Tint to find kidnapped children.
When I discovered Tint last month, I set about finding ways that I could use it to help address one of the major issues problem facing divorcing parents: how to find kidnapped children when they are taken by the other parent.
I spent much of last year working on a book about the different laws enacted by both the state and federal governments to prevent parental kidnapping. Unknown to many people, most kidnappings in the United States are done by parents who are not happy with the outcome of a child-custody judgment.
With Tintup.com I was able to set up a website devoted to finding children who go missing in Illinois every year (www.fahnertlaw.com/kids.html).
I could, of course, simply link directly to “missingkids.com” but – even though they have an RSS feed for missing children in Illinois – they don’t seem to have a webpage listing individual children missing in each state. Also, I have been very careful about the logo and design of my website, and an outbound link to another website would detract from the hard work I have placed in how I present myself.
If all divorce lawyers set up one webpage on their website to find kidnapped children, we could make a small dent in finding the children and getting them back safely to their legal guardian.
I don’t think the benefits of Tint, however, are limited to divorce lawyers. A criminal defense lawyer could create a website uniting recent blog posts from the various innocence projects across the nation (New York’s Innocence Project,Pennsylvania’s innocence project, California Innocence Project, Florida’s innocence project). Another really cool use for a law-and-order-type website might be to use tint to display the FBI’s most wanted list (oddly, it appears that the FBI does not have an RSS feed of their most wanted list). Similarly, many business websites could benefit from linking to government RSS feeds. For example, a seeds store, a farmer, or a sail-boat-rental company might benefit from an RSS feed from the National Weather Service.
Tint provides us with the ability to easily use one single RSS feed or unite multiple feeds. Using Tint is so easy that we no longer have lack of technological knowledge as an excuse. Only our imaginations limit how we can aggregate information from across the internet and present our readers with information that will either benefit society (as in the case of finding missing children) or benefit the readers themselves (such as keeping farmers informed of the weather forecast).
Thanks Tint for helping us find kidnapped children!
Marie Fahnert – Attorney – Tint Customer