Flash Mob

I’ve been fascinated by flash mobs lately. A flash mob is a group of people who gather suddenly in a public area and perform a spontaneous and seemingly harmless act for a brief amount of time. The phrase was coined in 2003 when Bill Wasik, editor of Harper’s Magazine, organized the first Flash Mob in Manhattan. In an interview, Wasik said “the mobs started as a kind of playful social experiment meant to encourage spontaneity and big gatherings to temporarily take over commercial and public areas simply to show that they could.” Flash mobs are now happening all over the world.

I think they are brilliant, creative, and hilarious. I’d love to join the movement one day. Two thumbs up for spontaneity!

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