Street Food that Tweets

The Fojol brothers of Merlindia, four guys (only two of which are brothers), dispense Indian street food on the fly from a psychedelic food truck. The key to their success? Twitter. Tweets telling their members where they happen to be parked at the time bring grazing customers. 

Now, this doesn’t have anything to do specifically with democracy, but I think it shows great promise as a campaign tool (as Obama proved during his campaign.) Political organizers could contact their constituency 24/7 through twitter. However, it makes me wonder whether twitter (and especially the smartphones that allow its use) shows a further widening of the gap between organizers and low income communities. Twitter could just another weapon to add to an organizer’s arsenal, but organizers should make sure they are not alienating segments of the community by using unfamiliar/expensive technology. 

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