Friday, February 13, 2009

The power of the internet

Last month I posted about this site:
While hiking in New Hampshire this summer, I found a digital camera at the bottom of a river. Although the camera was completely destroyed, I was able to carefully take it apart and safely recover the photos from its memory chip.

Well it turns out that after only 8 days the guy who put together the blog was contacted by the camera's owner:
This evening, a mere eight days after setting up this blog, I received the email that I--and lots of other folks here--was hoping for! I will be sending the family's photos and movie clips back to them this week. I will leave this blog site up until the end of February, just for folks that might be checking back in to see the great news!

Pretty amazing stuff! Through twitter, blogs, digg, etc. the owner was finally reunited with their lost camera and more importantly the images and videos it held.

hooray for the internet!


Julie Magers Soulen said...

You have the most interesting blogs! Great story. I added you to my blog page under Photography Blogs I Follow.

Mattivere said...

Its amazing how helpful the net can be sometimes.