Don't Sleep in the Subway: People of Public Transit Might Nab You
The internets plus cameraphones begat a bounty of mockerrific sites dedicated to the curiosities we encounter in our everyday lives (see: The People of WalMart et al). But did you know our subways, buses, stops, and stations are fair game for the stealth photogs who can not only snap a quick pick of their quirkier fellow riders, but also send them into a website for all to see?
That stop on the world wide web of shame is The People of Public Transit, where for the past few months readers have been submitting photos of riders snoozing, or sporting their bus-riding finery. The site hails from Philadelphia, where creator JM rides public transit and in October 2009 created POPT as a place to share with others the interesting people he saw during his rides. JM explains:
People watching is fun and the public bus and subway systems are littered with amazing photo opportunities. Many of us have been sitting alone witnessing something amazing and only wishing we could share the experience with our friends.
The Los Angeles section is still fairly small, but definitely taps into some of the cliches and characters that liven up our geography and our commute.