What a fantastically interesting social experiment! Unheard in New York is a program that has given 4 homeless individuals Twitter acounts and a prepaid cell phone with a month of free text messages.
(Pic taken from the official website)
Looks like their tweets may a little difficult to decipher at first, but I think this is incredible. What an opportunity to get inight into their lives! According to the site, unemployment in NYC increased by 1/3 during 2009. I haven’t taken the time to verify if this is true or not (Step 1 of my boards is tomorrow), but I thought I’d take a quick minute to post this. More thoughts later.