Homeless but not speechless thanks to Twitter

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Five homeless people in Amsterdam have been given a smart phone to tell others on Twitter what it's like to live on the street. The six-month project, which is supported by a Protestant parish, is also designed to inform people about the diversity of Amsterdam's homeless population.  

A similar experiment, called Underheard, was organised earlier in New York City. Five homeless men were given a prepaid cell phone which they could use for one month to post as many tweets as they wanted.

(To find the participants on Twitter, check their accounts - in Dutch - below the video)

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Youssef: @Youssef_Ams
René: @renedakloos
Peter: @PeterStr_vogel
Saskia: @Saskia_Ams
Frans: @FransHeuvelmans