Chao Lam

Working on the next small things …

The Girl with the Purple Sarong

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OK, not quite a Stiegg Larsson novel, but this story is incredibly fascinating on so many levels:

  1. A classic story of how our hero recaptures something stolen (a laptop and birth certificate) from him, with a few unexpected twists and turns along the way
  2. A story of how technology is planting wormholes through geography: our hero retrieves belongings 500 miles away from alleged perpetrator
  3. Most of the action involves collaboration via social media, amongst hero and his twitter followers
  4. The story itself is told via storify in what is mainly a series of tweets
It’s interesting on each level, but all smooshed together, I’m sure this will make the rounds. Go check it at
http://storify.com/btballenger/man-tracks-stolen-laptop-thousands-of-miles-away
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Written by Chao

May 13, 2011 at 6:13 pm

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