Feeds

National web-2.0 dogturd photo scheme goes live

UK to collect mighty archive of poo snaps

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Orange's latest wheeze is to get customers photographing dog shit, and other street clutter, for forwarding to local authorities – in the hope they can afford to do something about it.

The idea actually comes from LoveCleanStreets, but has been picked up by Orange as part of the operator's "Do Some Good" campaign aimed at those who want to volunteer to improve their local community but are too lazy to actually do anything physical about it.

Using the Do Some Good app you can learn how to be greener, recommend a coffee shop that should be contributing to cleaner water, or share your knowledge about little-noticed green spaces in the UK's cities, and now you can take photographs of untidy streets so that someone else can fix them.

LoveCleanStreets already runs an online service for concerned Londoners to let their council know something is wrong, without having to resort to letter writing. One just snaps the offending droppings, fly tipping, graffiti, shopping cart or abandoned council property, and LoveCleanStreets will report it to the appropriate authority and track its progress.

The service is run by Lewisham Council, and is based on that authority's successful Love Lewisham service which has been doing much the same thing for the last five years with (apparently) great success. The LoveCleanStreets site still states that it only covers the capital, but we're assured by Orange that the new service is nationwide.

The whole thing is funded by Capital Ambition, which might object to the nationwide expansion, and Keep Britain Tidy. Both those are government funded (though Keep Britain Tidy tops up the coffers with market research and training). ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Scrapping the Human Rights Act: What about privacy and freedom of expression?
Justice minister's attack to destroy ability to challenge state
WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?
Tabloid splashes, MP resigns - but there's a BIG copyright issue here
Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims
Choc Factory sniffs: 'We're not pirate-lovers - also, you publish The Sun'
EU to accuse Ireland of giving Apple an overly peachy tax deal – report
Probe expected to say single-digit rate was unlawful
Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'
There's morality and then there's economics ...
While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m
Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama
4chan outraged by Emma Watson nudie photo leak SCAM
In the immortal words of Shaggy, it wasn't me us ... amirite?
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.