Cell phone, Twitter, homeless man and a long lost daughter — those were the ingredients for a technologically inspired reunion.
Daniel Morales hadn’t seen his daughter, Sarah Rivera, in more than a decade. Then Underheard in New York, a project whose goal is “fighting homelessness 140 characters at a time,” gave him and three other homeless men at the New York City Rescue Mission cell phones and Twitter accounts to document their lives.
Three weeks later, Morales tweeted information aimed at finding Rivera. A stranger who saw the tweets contacted Rivera, and the rest is Twitter history.
UPDATE, Dec. 1: One of Morales’ tweets earned the No. 3 spot on Twitter’s list of the top 10 tweets of 2011.