Actor Russell Crowe tweeted this out back in October while he was in Bangkok filming a movie:
It’s a photo of the city’s notoriously messy communication wires. As I understand it, many or most of these wires aren’t even active. The telecom industry just has a very ad hoc approach to running new ones and there’s also nobody responsible for removing any of the old ones.
In response to this tweet, the Prime Minster of Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-cha, has called for these utilities to be tidied up and put underground. No more mess! Who knows if it’ll actually happen, but it’s kind of cool to see what can be done with a single tweet.
I wish I could say that my tweets were also capable of inspiring such swift urban action.