New York – Molly Adams emerged from Bloomingdales hands full of Christmas gifts for herself and was admiring the window display, when white picturesque flakes began to fall. “I was in a big snow globe thingy,” she said. “But I couldn’t reach my iPhone!” Fortunately, she had help from a little friend.
A small brown-skinned boy stepped out from behind Ms. Adams, withdrew a digital camera and snapped the perfect shot. Moments later, the picture was shared online across all of her social media accounts. “Hey-Zeus saved the day again,” Ms. Adams beamed, tapping the boy’s head. “And only $199 a month.”
Jesus Montoya is an 8 year-old employee of Share-Pals, a new service that promises “24/7 digital memories” from Vine videos to InstaGram photos, and everything in between. Each “SharePa,” as they’re affectionately known, comes equipped with a camera, wireless internet hotspot, electronic charging station, and two cup-holders.
The SharePas are recruited from “distressed” countries on a two year contract, trained to carry twice their weight, ignore pain and revulsion, and they are given a two week course on photo composition and effects including red-eye removal and vintage filters.
Customers can select online from a wide range of models and service plans, including self-feeding and sleep-over options. Although they cannot speak English, the SharePas can understand over a hundred voice commands, including “tag me” and “delete whatever happened last night.”
“Don’t just take the picture,” the Share-Pals website declares. “Be the picture!”
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