The little bot Tom Armitage made to inform on the activity of London’s Tower Bridge has gone. It operated through a Twitter account, and it appears the City Of London has caused Twitter to reassign the username to them as an “official” account.
A few months ago, I said in Berlin, “Cognitive cities require the approval and collaboration of city authorities. The same people who make flyposting illegal.”
It’s sad, and somewhat annoying – especially for Tom – but a better example that these streets are not our streets won’t be found in Britain today.
(That doesn’t mean there won’t be one tomorrow, or that there wasn’t yesterday.)
- 29. Our Streets (warrenellis.com)
- 19. The City Is There To Haunt Us (warrenellis.com)
- 25. Flyposting Is Illegal (warrenellis.com)
- 23. Whose Streets (warrenellis.com)