Have you ever came across an odd Wi-Fi network name and been amused or wondered about the story behind it? You’re not alone and one blogger has set up a project to document the strange Wi-Fi names he comes across in Berlin.
Federico Prandi, an Italian blogger and online marketer living in Berlin, started the project a year and a half ago after coming across the list of Wi-Fi networks on his phone while on the train. He explains on his website: “I couldn’t help but wonder what stories lay behind them. And so from that day on I started noting them down wherever I would find myself in Berlin.”
He created this interactive map for users to explore the city in a way you never have before. It also raises some questions about what exactly Berliners use their internet access for as network names include:
Pinguin Rettungsverein (Penguin Rescue Club)
Herbert das Magische Ei (Herbert the Magic Egg)
I can see you naked
No Sex No Internet
Onkel Kotze (Uncle Vomit)
Spotted any yourself? Federico has issued an open invitation to contact him with any strange or hilarious Wi-Fi names from around the city. Even better, find your own and explain the story behind it. Who exactly is Herbert and why is he a Magic Egg? The world needs to know.
Travellers in Berlin will now be more likely to stumble across strange and wonderful network names as they roam the city, as a recent change in law has paved the way for the creation of more free Wi-Fi hotspots.