for this tuesday’s edition of 5 lovely links (you’ll love!) i’ve gathered links to 5 flash mob youtube videos. you may have seen these already but i’m starting with my favorite. if you don’t know what a flash mob is, here is a wiki definition:
A flash mob (or flashmob) is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, artistic expression or—in some cases—violence. Flash mobs are organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails.
The term, coined in 2003, is generally not applied to events and performances organized for the purposes of politics (such as protests), commercial advertisement, publicity stunts that involve public relation firms, or paid professionals.In these cases of a planned purpose for the social activity in question, the term smart mobs is often applied instead.
the first one is one of my all-time favorites. it would put me in such a good mood to be eating my boring sbarro pizza at lunch and be a part of watching this:
this one in san francisco to the who was very fun as well:
this smart mob by t-mobile was very very cool. i remember this when it happened.
watch this one at our own whole foods in austin. you get a little sneak peak behind the scenes
then last, but certainly not least- here is a michael jackson tribute i loved from stockholm
would you do a flash mob?