help in 140 characters

28 Nov

A while back, my friend Brian told me about Underheard in New York, a project where a group of three ad interns gave four homeless men a prepaid phone and a Twitter account in order to “include them in our global community.”

From the home page of Underheard in New York

What’s fascinating, which Brian also pointed out, is just how different the writing and linguistic styles are. When I first heard about it, I intended to post a sampling of all four, but two of them aren’t active and their Twitter accounts no longer exist. Here are tweets from the other two, Albert and Danny, who have 3,000 and 4,000 followers, respectively.

@albert814, June 23

.ok once again another reson to be smyling acording to a blod test i am clear of any critical dezis i ges the hair falen is stres doctor say. 

@putodanny, July 26

Today i found out that someone has stold my back pack.i had a bible in it and theytake everything else.

One Response to “help in 140 characters”

  1. Gwen Sears Bullock November 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    stold my backpack and left the bible………..wow

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