So I just had another piece published over at survivalblog.com, which judging by the comments, seems to be rather divisive.
Ways to make your smartphone to work for you harder in a disaster situation. The piece is basically a list of apps that could greatly enhance your ability to get out of a sticky situation.
I totally get that smartphones are the primary source of people tracking out there, and I am by no means a proponent of that.
BUT, I would still argue that the majority of people out there are going to have a smartphone on them at all times, even despite this knowledge, and that as a result we should make it work for us as hard as possible.
I'd argue that the majority of the population still uses a smartphone for the camera, GPS, social media marketing, work, and other related activities. Not everyone is willing to commit to having a steady stash of burners available at all times.
And that's the point I'm driving home. Yeah, being tracked is a bad thing, but if the majority of the population isn't going to get rid of their smartphones, why not get them to download apps that could potentially save their life in a disaster?
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