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San Francisco Needs Open Outlet

At a touristy destination like Fisherman’s Wharf, doesn’t it make sense for tourists to get charged up before they continue strolling an snapping selfies or sea lions and Alcatraz?

Whether you’re from out of town or from another continent, we all suffer from premature #lowbattery. And like bathroom and snack pit stops, you’re iPhone needs some recharging as well. 

The Starbucks on Jones Street at Fisherman’s Wharf in the thick of tourists has been tagged for you, courtesy of yours truly. 

Help me find more please with the Open Outlet app. 

#openoutlet identified

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Your Phone: Love It, Hate It


I love my phone but when the battery is #lowbattery I don’t know who to hate–my phone or my careless use of it. Of course, when blaming my phone I am including Apple. Back in the day, my Blackberry never lasted only a day but I barely did much more than phone and email, and nowhere near the volume of email I do today (far more phone calls back then). I could not surf the web with it. Potential utilization was low back then. 

Today my phone is much more than a Swiss army pocket knife. It’s my portable computer for mobile access to writing a blog post, to Shazaming that KCRW song on the radio, to Yelping that falafel place on Melrose, to checking out this week’s beautiful weather report in Los Angeles. 

And whenever I can, I contribute a outlet to my Open Outlet project to help someone one day when their hating their phone or their over utilization of their phone and have serious #lowbattery and could use a place to plug in.