Human Rights Nonsense (17): The Homeless as Tamagotchi

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The Homeless as Tamagotchi

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The homeless charity Depaul UK has launched an iPhone app called iHobo to raise awareness of youth homelessness and reach out to a new younger audience. The app downloads a young homeless person on to your phone and asks the user to support the young person over the course of three days… Right, why spend your time actually helping people when you can just as well waste it while pretending to help. I don’t deny the good intentions of the makers of this app, but really…

More on homelessness here. More human rights nonsense here.

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