Analysis of cellphone data by X-Mode and Tectonix during four days (Friday to Monday) in mid-July shows that many of the roughly 26,000 devices identified on the Las Vegas Strip showed up in every state on the mainland except Maine in those same four days. This spread reminds me of how people traveled from New York City to different parts of the country and helped spread the virus. Will Las Vegas casinos become the hotspots, and the city itself will become a super spreader?
“Our daily lives are so mundane, we get taken over by what is immediately in front of us, and we don’t see beyond that.” – Benedict Cumberbatch It has been 164 days since the self-imposed isolation started. Maybe it is time for me to stop counting. In 180 days, I thought that we, as a … Continue reading It all feels so mundane
Fourteen years ago, on a somewhat cold evening, I stepped out of a party being hosted by Ruby Red Labs in an office it shared with Adaptive Path in San Francisco’s SOMA district. I craved nicotine. Noah Glass, the forgotten co-founder of Twitter, told me about Twitter (or Twttr as it was called at the … Continue reading It all started with a single tweet