Review: Link found via Moonbattery

I think I just found a story that shows that Shirky is right. Social media does make it possible not only to organize but to mobilize groups of people. Unfortunately it is for nefarious purposes, but it is still true. Flash mobs are being used to rob people. Kids (and I doubt it is only kids) are getting together via twitter and other social networking sites to rob stores. They flood a store, rob it  and then disappear into the crowd before the police show up. Thieves then use the same social networking sites to offload their ill gotten gains.  It is pretty ingenious actually, and it certainly proves that groups can be organized and such via Twitter!

Take that Gladwell!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s