He used a red wagon, 99 smart phones and part of his afternoon…
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Dateline, Germany. A guy in Berlin pulled around a red wagon with 99 active smartphones in it… Why? To create a fake traffic jam on Google Maps.
Each of the map features on each phone was launched and location was detecting….
And he was walking slowly with his red wagon… So what Google saw and translated on their servers was 99 slow moving cars on the roads…
And sure enough… the Google maps showed big red stretches where he had his wagon… because it translated 99 cars going slowly as a… traffic jam.
What else could it be? Except maybe some smart-aleckey concept-artist dragging a bunch of smart phones in a little red wagon.