I’m still laughing, looking over these photos. And I still can’t wrap my head around the odds and the sheer randomness, of how these dots all connected together.
Somebody is a quirky, whimsical app that basically allows one person to send a message to another, but through a third party (stranger). The concept sounds a bit weird (and even a bit creepy at first), but I actually really dig the impulse behind it. Note that both the sender and the recipient need to have the app installed, in order for this to work. And the recipient also gets to dictate whether now is a good or bad time to receive messages.
20 Day Stranger is a project that attempts to pair two complete strangers, sharing details of each person’s life via an iPhone app. It’s not exactly what data is shared, or how this is done… but the promotional video gives an interesting glimpse.
After I caught up with her, I got her to agree for a closer photo. She told me this was for a project for class, but that’s all the details I got. I wanted to press further, but she didn’t seem all that interested in talking to a total stranger (understandable), so I just said thanks and went about my morning.
As we were heading up, I spotted this guy across the way wearing my red Millenium Falcon t-shirt. It’s kind of odd seeing someone else with the same clothes that you have, and the fact that this shirt is bright red with a huge Star Wars blueprint on it… well, it kind of sticks out.
After seeing my post about the mysterious “International Friend” I saw last week (along with his numerous, well-armed bodyguards), my friend Juliet got curious and started digging around. Having a Librarian background (and being just all-around good with research), she found this mention of Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan’s visit to the US. From her email: Babacan‚Äôs agenda right now…
On my way to the reading tonight, I got caught outside in some pretty big downpours. With no umbrella. I was pretty lucky, and got to hide under some scaffolding along the way. And at one point, standing underneath the planks and trying to avoid the falling streams that fell through the cracks… this woman holding an umbrella offered to…