I have been following this with strong interest, because it disturbs me greatly.
First, the loss of family members so suddenly is beyond comprehension. I cannot imagine. I have great empathy for all involved.
I am disturbed with the numerous wrong reports. Aircraft landing in China, distress call to US base and other tid-bits. We need to understand that if we were waiting for loved ones at an airport or somewhere any level of false hope is evil at best.
Stolen passports - The authorities will look at this and determine who was on board, when/where they bought their tickets and true intent of those pax. I for one, believe if I was going to create a catastrophic event that I had no intention of surviving I would not need to use a stolen identity. Doesn't make sense unless I were to be denied entry otherwise. More likely drug trade or something criminal but not related to the disappearance.
Reports on oil/fuel slicks, things floating in the water - These reports should be verified for accuracy prior to releasing to media. It takes people down the wrong path if not verified.
Space debris, missiles, alien abductions, bad wing repair - Again it is extremely cold and disrespectful to even suggest/blog any of this might have occurred. While anything is plausible at this point let the experts try to determine what occurred. They know when the last communications occurred. They have the ACARS. They have the radar data. They have the MX
records. They have the passenger list. They have so much more than anyone blogging does. I am sure they have a far better ideas than 98% of us.
Media - I heard one media source state on air that he was following the blog, and was putting together possibilities based on the blog. On that basis we should be extremely careful on what we add, it could end up being used by a less than expert aviation writer.
Some people don't get it. Business is about making MONEY!