A 404 Page Not Found message normally means that someone has clicked on a link to your blog or website and the link was broken. Perhaps you have deleted the post or page, perhaps you have changed the URL, perhaps there was some technical error.
Could your 404 page not found message be used to help find missing children in Europe?
The initiative notfound.org thinks it could.
The Foundation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children (known as Childfocus) realised that this would be a great place to put a picture of one of the thousands of children who go missing each year in Europe.
Childfocus is based in Belgium, and at present most of the photos seem to be from that country, but I hope that this will be extended to other children around Europe.
I have installed this on my blog, using the WordPress Plug-In. It takes just a couple of minutes to install. It seemed incompatible with my hosting company, but a quick tweet to the developer, and he updated the plug-in with a workaround.
For those who blog using Blogger, it is slightly more complicated but still doable. You need to replace the code in your existing 404 page with this (I will update this post with the instructions how to do this, in cooperation with Blogger tech whizz Nickie from Geekalicious)
<iframe src=”http://notfound-static.fwebservices.be/404/index.html?&key=3c517ca330bfde81cf7d14b7044f12de” width=”100%” height=”650″ frameborder=”0″></iframe>