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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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How the Stupid Idea of Using Homeless People as WiFi Hotspots Conquered South By South West [SXSW]

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker (3 years ago)

AUSTIN, TX—As the awful demon-spawn of TED and a tech trade show, the South By Southwest Interactive Festival fetishizes good ideas—or at least what passes for ideas on Twitter. But the idea here that has attracted more attention th... Read Post

‘Homeless Hotspots’ Debut at South by Southwest to Online Uproar

News : NewsFeed (3 years ago)

Homeless people as wireless hotspots? Yes, it’s happening at South by Southwest, an annual music, film and interactive festival in Austin, Texas. Read Post

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

Odd : Happy Place (3 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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