Got comms

By | March 23, 2014

Simply brilliant.

My old Informationweek editor, Mitch Wagner, once discovered some young girls holding a gossipy chat in the comments section of an old blog post of his; when he asked them what they were doing there, they told him that their school blocked all social media, so every day they picked a random blog-post somewhere on the Internet and used it as a discussion board for the day.

Reminds me of using early PDAs with infrared transmitters in high school to hold text conversations line-of-sight across the classroom. This was in the early ’90s so no one had the first clue what we were up to.