Gigglebit: Anything for free Wi-Fi

24 Jun 2014

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Like any sector, technology has a serious side, and it is often issues within this serious side that make headlines or that organisations need to explore for their business. Malware! Data breaches! Cloud storage! Do I really need this software? Which candidate has the best IT skills for this job? And what the heck is fog computing?

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content about science and tech, because sometimes the lighter side should be taken seriously, too.

Today, we look at heavy data users who, when maxing out their monthly data usage plan on their mobile phone contract, desperately search for a free public Wi-Fi spot to reconnect. If you’re one of these types, then seeing the image below and getting excited means it might be time to consider whether you’ve reached rock bottom.


Wi-Fi image via Shutterstock

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic