A Company is Turning Homeless People Into Hotspots
I would really like to know who actually thought that this would be a good idea? I know Americans love their WiFi, but to take homeless people and make them a wireless hotspot, that is just wrong.
According to Gawker:
New York-based marketing firm BBH is running what they’re calling a “charitable experiment” this week at the South by Southwest tech and arts festival in Austin, Texas. They’ve outfitted 12 homeless men, and one woman, with equipment that turns them into walking 4G wireless hotspots. It’s a simple, innovative solution to an important, pressing problem: lack of internet.
Luckily, these people are getting paid for being a hotspot. Even though they are making money it still seems wrong.
So if you happen to be heading to Austin for SXSW, and you need WiFi, just look around and you might just find your homeless hotspot.