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Inventor seeks internet fortune with biggest homepage

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Inventor seeks internet fortune with biggest homepage

Post by kangdang on 30.09.10 21:11

Salford's answer to Leonard Da Vinci is once again trying to find fortune and fame with his latest invention – the world’s biggest homepage.

Michael Collins has already created a new type of door lock, a quiz show, a children’s headboard and a universal adapter for laptops and mobiles.

His latest invention is a website – www.worldsbiggesthomepage.com – which features a mosaic portrait of the Mona Lisa, Leonard Da Vinci’s famous painting, made up of thousands of other people’s homepages.

It encourages writers, photographers, actors, singers, small business owners and fellow inventors all keen for more publicity can buy one of the 10,000 tiles for a fee.

Around 250 have bought into the project already including a charity which builds houses in Africa, a website devoted to the search for Madeleine McCann, a website promoting Islam, and an online shop that sells skirts for men.

Michael, who grew up in Lower Kersal, came up with the idea on his way to the University of Salford where he works as a technician.

He said: "I was racking my brain and trying to think of a way to get one of my new inventions off the ground.

"I thought about setting up the world’s first of something or the world’s biggest something, to gain some publicity. Then it struck me that there must be millions of other people out there just like me, who also have dreams of being inventors, writers, photographers, actors, singers, small business owners, etc, all trying to find a way to get their ‘big break’ just like I was.

"So I came up with the idea of us all joining together and making the world’s biggest ever homepage.

The concept has become the talk of social networks sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

If the project proves a hit 46-year-old Michael wants to expand the page.

He said: "I’m hoping people will join me on it and show-case their ideas and ventures to the rest of the world and who knows where it may lead to?"

http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1335812_inventor_seeks_internet_fortune_with_biggest_homepage

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Post by Irish Eyes on 01.10.10 7:57

Joanna Morias has made mention of this on her blog

http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2010/09/worlds-biggest-wtf.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JoanaMorais+%28Joana+Morais%29

This comment from viv is good I think


It takes time to instruct solicitors and for them to prepare the paperwork to incorporate a company and so on what date did Gerry actually instruct them to do this? It also takes quite a lot of money to instruct solicitors to do this and a certainty that money is going to reap returns. So how did Gerry have this certainty, within days of Maddie disappearing that he could start a multi million pounds fund? Because he had so carefully planned it, including the various images of Maddie he deemed suitable, because he knew the Kate and Gerry show would sell and so would his trademarked daughter? He knew he could ramp up a media frenzy because he and his wife are doctors? He knew people are likely to believe in them due to that fact?

Whenever I look at that jovial hilarity from Gerry McCann in particular, on Maddie's birthday, a day that would have produced such intense sadness if they were speaking the truth, I am always filled with horror. The same horror I feel about a couple who would not only leave three young children alone night after night, they say they did so with the door open and Gerry bragged to all and sundry about it. There are things you can believe some parents may do, go to the pub and leave the kids alone, yes that happens. But leave the door open and brag about it? Doctors would do this? There is always a range of reasonable human behaviour, their behaviour is not just unreasonable, it is calculating and bizarre. No leaving Maddie alone with the door open, no abduction...I would challenge anyone to tell me this couple did not plan to get rid of their lovely little girl and then sell their tacky merchandise and pester millionaires for money, sue those who criticise them and ask the public to send them cash in brown envelopes The Serious Organised Crime Agency in UK investigate exactly this type of behaviour and Kate and Gerry wanted their file along with their home force, Leicester Police.

They are so brazen it seems to me they care not that people know they are guilty, they will just attack anyone who dares to say so and are somewhat confident in the fact the police have been unable to establish what they did with Maddie and where they put her. But their time will come.
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Post by kangdang on 01.10.10 9:36

I had a look at the webpage and failed to find The Find Madeleine site, I hovered over all the tiles...nothing, I used the search bar - entered Madeleine McCann...nothing. Maybe it is another site that is devoted to finding Madeleine, there are plenty.

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Post by kangdang on 01.10.10 9:38

Blimey I just had another search and there it was - Find Madeleine, the McCanns site...weird

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Post by Autumn on 01.10.10 14:38


Excellent post by Himself

http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2010/09/worlds-biggest-wtf.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+JoanaMorais+(Joana+Morais)&utm_content=Twitter

Having myself not able to cope with an armada of lawyers, I will not comment. But for us French, the process of opening a commercial site * The online store of Madeleine (Madeleine The Online Store) seems a bit strange. It is hard to imagine parents doing business selling search posters (£ 1.75 for 10), bracelets, or t-shirts bearing the face of their missing child (£ 7) ... This is not really in our culture.

This is probably different in Britain ...


Oi! steady on now Monsieur Moreas, just steady on now lad, a person could take exception if he were so inclined.

But being possessed of a gentle and forgiving nature, I won't be harsh with you, and don't we all employ a little rhetoric on occasion?
For I am sure that we would be in accord where I say, that from the time when the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup to where we stand today as a species, never, never in those many thousands of years, never in all those millennia, has the world witnessed anything that remotely compares to the grotesque, to the obscene, or to the shameless vulgarity that is epitomised by the Madeleine McCann online store.

The sale of good quality wristbands and other fine branded merchandise, transcends race, transcends cultures, transcends borders, transcends continents even, but the things that it transcends unreservedly and above all others, are, dignity, taste, decency and morality, to mention but a few. And this Monsieur you know well, how could it be otherwise?

The Madeleine McCann online shop; nothing comes anywhere near, does it? as grotesque as it is unbelievable, the McCann's "Madeleine has been abducted" mantra and story had a purpose born out of necessity, to keep them out of goal, but the Madeleine McCann online store, it's peerless, it's head and shoulders above the rest, it is without compare.

And so it stands, tall and proud this this ungodly edifice, this memorial that the McCanns have built to edify the memory of their departed daughter.

Madeleine didn't deserve many things that befell her during her short life, but she didn't deserve this. she never did anything to deserve a shop; poor kid.

And this unique piece of marketing, brought to you by NHS Doctors Gerald Patrick McCann, and Kate Marie McCann (née Healy)

Oi! steady on now Monsieur Moreas


bravo Well said Himself.

I have a horrible feeling that the Online Shop will be featuring more prominently in their future plans - clearly, judging by the posts on their Online Campaign Site, the McScums are very taken with fund boosting ideas such as the sale of beach towels, play tents, buckets and spades bearing the image of Madeleine's face.

Madeleine certainly didn't deserve this.


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Post by aiyoyo on 01.10.10 15:34

Maddie has turned into a 'product' to them to market as they like.

Disgraceful. How anyone can people to buy those products just to grow their fund is incroyable?

I think it;s so tacky.

Had they sold their house and downsize, that way, at least people can show some deference for them.

But of course, they're doctors and have a lifestyle to maintain isnt it?
Beggars belief people busy looking for her have time to come up with marketing ideas?

Wait till they come up with Maddie related product as Xmas gifts....that would be a step too far.



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Post by Guest on 01.10.10 16:17

Members of the public gave their hard earned money to help fund the search for Madeleine. The fund money to which they gave, has been used to purchase and print these t shirts etc, therefore, they should be given away FREE to anyone who wants them. Otherwise the public are paying twice in effect aren't they?

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Post by Autumn on 01.10.10 16:20

@aiyoyo wrote:

Wait till they come up with Maddie related product as Xmas gifts....that would be a step too far.




You would have thought so aiyoyo, but its surprising how many people have been swept along by the McCann tide of sewage. Gerry is most likely the driving force behind the online campaign and he clearly knows what a powerful force Facebook can be, especially useful for targetting the under 25s. There is nothing amateurish about the layout and presentation of the Online Campaign Site, with its sharp imagery and links to techie gimmicks such as the Poster Map on their website, and its not hard to see why youngsters would be seduced by these techniques. Gerry is even shrewd enough to use language commonly used by students as can be seen on his post of 13th Sep when he implores his fans to 'shoot him an e-mail'.


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