23 Aug '11, 1am

This is the power of social #collaboration. The saving grace of social media: #e20 ~ heart warming

SAN FRANCISCO - It is every parent's nightmare: A normally reliable child sets off on a journey, then vanishes without a trace. But through the power of social media, a small army of volunteers produced a happy ending in the case of Mr Jacob Boehm. Mr Boehm, 22, a senior at Stanford University, had gone to Japan in June with the Stanford Chamber Chorale. When the rest of the singers headed home, he continued to travel, carrying his United States and German passports. Mr Boehm was well plugged into the world around him, posting regular updates every two to three days on his travels through South-east Asia. By Aug 13, he had announced he was in Malaysia via Google+. After that, there was nothing from him for a week. Worried, his parents Mr Bruce Boehm and Ms Nancy Luberoff, got in touch with US and German consular officials in Malaysia and sent emails to 12 of his friends. T...

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