Meanwhile others are using lesser-known services
like Zello, a walkie-talkie like app, and neighborhood-based network Nextdoor, Buzzfeed reports. Ethan Zuckerman, director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, was quoted in our story as saying:
People have gotten used to this idea that if you are stuck in an airport and you tweet at an airline, sometimes they will find a way to swoop down and save you when the system isn’t working.
2. The Twitter #hashtag turned 10.
Over the last decade, hastags have powered everything from social movements
(#BlackLivesMatter) to bad punchlines. And of course, the convention is commonly abused (i.e., #blessed
). Some 125 million hashtags appear on Twitter daily
3. Can’t stand Burning Man? Read these stories.
It’s time for the annual festival in the Nevada desert popular with hipsters, bohemians, anarchists – and wealthy tech types. LAist provides a list of the “10 Best Burning Man Hate Reads
4. Apple watchers: Put Tues., Sept. 12 in your calendar. WSJ broke the news
, later confirmed by Apple, that the tech behemoth will hold an event that day. They are likely to unveil three new iPhones and a smartwatch, just in time for the holidays. There could also be a new Apple TV.
5. For serious travel/tech nerds only
: here’s an exhaustive oral history of online travel
from the early 1990s through 2005, recounting the rise of companies like Hotels.com, Travelocity, Booking.com, Orbitz and many more.