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‘The Daily Show’ Takes On Homeless Hot Spots

The annual South By Southwest culture and tech conference was caught up in a controversy after homeless people were given Wi-Fi devices and t-shirts inviting attendees to use them as walking WiFi hotspots. Here's what Jon Stewart had to say about it on "The Daily Show."
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Making The Homeless Into Hotspots

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (2 years ago)

At the SXSW festival/conference in Austin, technology firm BBW is paying homeless people to carry wireless devices and wear shirts saying "I am a homeless hotspot," prompting an online outcry. Sam Biddle blusters: Although this is o... Read Post

'Homeless Hotspots' Controversial at SXSW

Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root (2 years ago)

Slate reports that at the South by Southwest tech conference this week, New York-based advertising agency BBH Labs introduced a trial run of its new project, called "Homeless Hotspots." Here's how it works: Homeless people from a lo... Read Post

What the Homeless Hotspots at SXSW would look like in your list of WiFi connections.

Odd : Happy Place (2 years ago)

British ad firm BBH has raised quite a few pierced eyebrows at South By Southwest this year by turning Austin's homeless population into a bunch of walking, talking wifi hotspots. That means all you need for a decent internet connec... Read Post


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