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Calling Sweden: You Will Soon Be Connected to a Random Swede, Somewhere in Sweden


To gin up interest in the country, a Swedish tourism agency created the Swedish Number, 46-771-793-336, a single phone line that connects international callers to randomly selected Swedish volunteers to chat about whatever is on their minds.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/09/world/europe/sweden-call-random-swede-number.html

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250 years ago, in 1766, Sweden became the first country in the world to introduce a constitutional law to abolish censorship. To honour this anniversary, Sweden is now the first country in the world to introduce its own phone number. Call today and get connected to a random Swede, anywhere in Sweden and talk about anything you want.

http://theswedishnumber.com/

I wonder what to talk about with a random Swede.

Apparently lots of people are doing this. The little meter things were really spinning last night (PDT). I'd join in, if I was independently wealthy.

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"Connect with random Swede" seems better as an app than as a phone call.

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