Thursday, March 25, 2010

Flash Mobs

Flash mobs -- impromptu public gatherings facilitated by social networking sites   -- can be a valuable public protest tool.  Unfortunately, they can also turn into violent events.  As the New York Times reports, recent flash mobs in Philadelphia have taken a violent turn with fights and vandalism.  Authorities have vowed to monitor social networking sites and take other actions to control these public gatherings. 

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