As we've mentioned before, NewsCloud's Facebook application technology was used to help capture Evan Ratliff in Wired Magazine's summer Vanish contest. The application was built as part of a research project funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Evan's story, "Gone", will appear soon (Nov 23) in December's Wired Magazine. He has an interesting media wrap up on his blog which highlights how widespread interest was in the contest. Apparently, he is now calling me his "nemesis".
He appeared last night on CNN to discuss the story with Campbell Brown and an NPR interview with Alex Cohen (which includes me and Jeff Leach from Naked Pizza who found Evan in New Orleans) is scheduled for Saturday's Weekend Edition:
The clip of the December Wired's cover on CNN looks striking and intriguing. So, pick up a copy of Gone at your local newsstand - from the little I've heard of Evan's travels, I expect it'll be a great read.