Small debris field in Malacca Strait near island Pulau Perak purportedly associated with MH370 discussed on TomNod, Twitter, and Reddit

A sea debris field at 5°39’08.0″N 98°50’38.0″E north of the tiny granite outcropping Pulau Perak is being examined on the crowdsourced site TomNod as a potential location for the crash of lost flight MH370. The debris field was reported by a Twitter user, with pictures, today and is now explored by a few vessels. The field is inconsistent with the theory that the last plane ping was at 8 am, several hours into the flight, since the location is quite close to the last radar location of the plane, only 2 hours into the flight. Thus, the search continues.


Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei - Professor of Communication at Purdue University - studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei's teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

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