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[mob] [Fwd: [Boing Boing Blog] Flashcrowds in Manhattan]



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Subject: [Boing Boing Blog] Flashcrowds in Manhattan
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 09:06:37 -0700
From: R. A. Hettinga <[email protected]>
To: Philodox Clips <[email protected]>

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To: [email protected]
From: "Cory Doctorow" <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 01:46:18 -0700
Subject: [Boing Boing Blog] Flashcrowds in Manhattan
Reply-To: [email protected]

New Yorkers are putting together ad-hoc flashcrowds, using email, arranging for thousands of individuals to converge on a place at a preset time and milling about and then melting away after a few minutes.

You are invited to take part in MOB, the project that creates an inexplicable mob of people in New York City for ten minutes or less. Please forward this to other people you know who might like to join.

At the very least, please forward this to all those to whom you sent the invitation for MOB #1, because someone seems to have gotten the wrong impression about the MOB. I am thinking, in particular, of whoever saw it necessary to tell the store and/or the police department about MOB #1, causing SIX POLICE OFFICERS AND A PADDYWAGON to be sent out to disrupt it. Let us call this person "Squealy."

Posted by Cory Doctorow to <http://boingboing.net/>Boing Boing Blog at 6/17/2003 1:46:13 AM

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