Friday, September 11, 2015

Google akbar

Or, perhaps, Zuckerberg, for his great gift to emigration, according to this Ekathimerini story;
The 26-year-old Syrian economics graduate knew exactly what to do and where to go.
Amr Zaidah, with the aid of GPS, helped pilot the inflatable boat that brought him and about 30 more migrants to the closest spot to the village of Molyvos on Lesvos, one of several Greek islands that have this summer served the tens of thousands of migrants as a first stop on the journey to western Europe.

Molyvos, he knew, was where buses were taking migrants to the capital of Lesvos, Mytilene, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) to the south. ...

“I have researched our journey for more than two months,” said Zaidah, a native of the Syrian city of Aleppo who has worked the past two years as an accountant in Istanbul. “I used social media networks to look into where to go, who is the best smuggler to hire and what stuff we needed for the trip,” he said as he had chocolate cake and coffee at a posh seafront cafe, his sneakers still wet from the landing.

“I familiarized myself with weather forecasts, wind patterns and how to avoid being conned out of our money by smugglers.”
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