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Internet Savvy Swedes Launch ‘Angry Note 2.0’

Annoying or unruly neighbors? Instead of leaving angry post-its or banging on the walls when the music gets too loud, a group of Swedish apartments use their wireless internet names to speak for them. While this may take away from daily interaction with “angry neighbors,” it also takes away most other necessart interaction amongst neighbors. This would not fly in Mr. Rogers neighborhood. The Local from Sweden reports:

The angry note, such a common feature of neighbourly grievance in a shared block of flats in Sweden, is being supplemented by the adoption of provocative names for wireless internet networks, a new survey by broadband supplier Telia shows.

“Turn the noise down”, and “no trash in the stairwell, thanks” are two examples of wireless networks included in the Telia survey in what has been dubbed “Angry note 2.0”.

“Broadband names are starting to replace the angry note in the lift or in the communal laundry room, perhaps because it removes the possibility of actually running into a neighbour,” said Ola Karlsson, who is one of the judges in a competition launched to find Sweden’s best broadband network name.

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