The Homeless and the Internet –

You might not believe that the homeless need access to the Internet. You might think it is a luxury for them. I thought that, but now I think the opposite. While it may not be the best way to help them rise from the streets, it certainly is a good way. The Internet gives them the ability to stay in touch with people and not become even more isolated. It allows them to apply for jobs. It helps them learn and develop skills. It gives them purpose.

There may be more essential things the homeless need besides the Internet. But it’s more important than you or I might think. For more on this, see On the Street and On Facebook: The Homeless Stay Wired – WSJ.com

One response to “The Homeless and the Internet –

  1. Speaking of the homeless and the Internet, here in Tokyo, Internet cafes are sometimes used by the homeless (or if you want a cheap place to stay overnight).