Daniel Song sent a message to Dick Costolo that said:
I understand that you'll be funding a Universal Basic Income project, and I would like you to consider myself and my girlfriend. Things aren't the cheapest in New York city, and really I just want a fair shake at building a future for myself and my girlfriend. Her father gets a pension, but we likely won't; nor will her now 18 year old brother. I figure if I ask, I'm giving myself a chance, and I don't have anything to lose. Thank you for your consideration, and thank you for working on this project. It's the right thing to do.