Craig Mod's walk in Japan

While on a 6-week walk from Tokyo to Kyoto, Craig Mod is disconnecting from social media and instead posting to “followers” using SMS:

What do I mean by “use the network to publish without being used by it?” On most services — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc — in order to publish something you must stare into the maw of its timeline, resist whatever the algorithm has queued up for you, and then, if you’ve remembered what you were going to publish, publish.

At the end of the journey he will collect the photos and comments in a book. I think this could’ve worked as a microblog as well, because then users joining late could read previous posts in the series, but it’s a fascinating use of SMS.

Manton Reece @manton