A brief submission from the Cautious Optimism Correspondent for Economic Affairs and Other Egghead Stuff.
Even in the People's Republic of San Francisco capitalism still exhibits flashes of entrepreneurial innovation. In this case technology is partially perfuming over government guano—alerting the city to clean up the odorous fruits of San Francisco's $400 million annual budget for the homeless.
"Similar in name to Snapchat, which allows users to take photos and videos and share them with specific friends, Snapcrap’s display plays off the visuals of the popular social media application. The icon has a yellow background with a white poop emoji."
"Prepared messages that can be sent to the city along with the photo range from succinct to humorous. 'Help! I can’t hold my breath much longer,' one note reads."
"Snapcrap had been downloaded nearly 1,000 times in less than a week following its launch, Miller said."Read details of the Snapcrap story at: