Today I read a story about a woman who lost her Sidekick phone. Her friend used social media to find the teenage girl who had it and track her down, and eventually have her arrested.
I thought it was interesting how they could find a contact via email and photos taken on the phone from the Sidekick database webpage. I also found it fascinating that everyone who read Evan’s blog felt connected because everyone has lost something. On that note, it was interesting to see how fast word spread via technology. It kind of makes me wonder how much faster we can spread things to one another through technology than without.
Social media has closed the gaps between strangers and allowed our society to relate easier than ever before.