'Flash Mob' Hits Boston

The "flash mob" phenomenon hit Boston over the weekend. They are synchronized, collective, and so far, pointless.
August 4, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The 'flash mob' phenomenon is part sanctioned insanity, part Seinfeld on the loose, part nonsensical wanderings through city streets en masse... The mobs, with their abbreviated, nonsensical performances, are also a mix of fun, rebellion, collective action, and art. Experts say they're a symptom of an increasingly alienated, increasingly wired, society. And although today's mobs strive to stay silly, some say they're a glimpse of future crowds - which could be more purposeful, and more powerful."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Monday, August 4, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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