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Snap What?

Anyone who has spent any time walking in San Francisco can tell you the City by the Bay has a lot of homeless people living on the streets. A lot. And one of the myriad problems with that is that folks inevitably end up relieving themselves on those same streets, leaving odiferous messes for folks to dodge on their way into the office. But what to do about it? As the Los Angeles Times reports, one enterprising young techie has an interesting idea: a cell phone app appropriately called Snapcr*p. Yes, you heard that right. Tech entrepreneur Sean Miller’s app allows folks who encounter a pile of poo to snap a picture and send an alert to the city’s Public Works Department. The app even uses the cellphone’s GPS to track the specific location and creates a file so the resident can follow up to be sure the mess gets cleaned up. Which would be a really awful job, but somebody’s gotta do it, right?