Interesting article over at the Wall Street Journal today:
On the Street and On Facebook: The Homeless Stay Wired
From the article:
Like most San Franciscans, Charles Pitts is wired. Mr. Pitts, who is 37 years old, has accounts on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. He runs an Internet forum on Yahoo, reads news online and keeps in touch with friends via email. The tough part is managing this digital lifestyle from his residence under a highway bridge.
"You don't need a TV. You don't need a radio. You don't even need a newspaper," says Mr. Pitts, an aspiring poet in a purple cap and yellow fleece jacket, who says he has been homeless for two years. "But you need the Internet."
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Friday, May 29, 2009
How the Homeless Stay Connected Online
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That's a great article, Karen! Thanks for sharing it.ReplyDelete
Excellent stuff. The ability to connect with others is so paramount that this could go a long way to alleviating some of the suffering of being homeless.ReplyDelete
It's sort of wild to think about how even the homeless need a virtual place to go to. It's one place that can't be taken away although sometimes challenging to access.ReplyDelete
Couldn't agree with you more! I am also a social worker, however, have been feeling so uninspired lately. The article truly gave me a reason to believe again! Good job Karen.ReplyDelete