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Jamaal510

(10,893 posts)
Tue Nov 20, 2018, 02:28 AM Nov 2018

"Snapcrap creator provides visual tool to help SF clean up its sidewalks"

More: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/heatherknight/amp/Snapcrap-creator-provides-visual-tool-to-help-SF-13397340.php

It sounds like an episode of “Silicon Valley,” the HBO show that skewers computer programmers and their sometimes silly ideas.

A 24-year-old moves to San Francisco for a tech job, rents a room in a “hacker house” on Sixth Street, finds way too much poop on the sidewalk outside for his liking, and creates an app to report it. And, in the cherry on top of this smelly sundae, he names his creation Snapcrap.

Yes, the whole point of Sean Miller’s aptly named app is to snap a photo of crap and report it to the city for cleanup. In some cities, people whip out smartphones for selfies in front of gorgeous museums or stunning vistas. Here, we whip out our smartphones for poop pics.

It’s kind of funny on the surface, but in one of the wealthiest cities in the world, the fact that homeless people are relieving themselves on sidewalks, between parked cars and in planters because there are so few public toilets, is actually very serious.

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"Snapcrap creator provides visual tool to help SF clean up its sidewalks" (Original Post) Jamaal510 Nov 2018 OP
Big problem in Seattle too. LisaM Nov 2018 #1
As I get older I now take a water pill dembotoz Nov 2018 #2
It's not like a homeless person can hold it in until a suitable spot to poop shows up. If you have wasupaloopa Nov 2018 #3

LisaM

(27,939 posts)
1. Big problem in Seattle too.
Tue Nov 20, 2018, 03:33 AM
Nov 2018

Peeing is an enormous issue. There's an elevator at a local grocery that's brken and an employee said the repairman couldn't stay in there to fix it because the homeless were using it as a restroom and he literally couldn't bear the stench.

dembotoz

(16,918 posts)
2. As I get older I now take a water pill
Tue Nov 20, 2018, 04:21 AM
Nov 2018

It does influence what I do cause I need easy access to a bathroom. Smartphones not the answer, more access is

 

wasupaloopa

(4,516 posts)
3. It's not like a homeless person can hold it in until a suitable spot to poop shows up. If you have
Tue Nov 20, 2018, 06:49 AM
Nov 2018

no home you have no potty. And businesses lock their bathrooms so homeless people can"t use them.

Until you care for the homeless better, you will have poop. Live with it.

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