AUG 26, 18 .. WHAT IS A ‘ FLASH MOB ‘

My good friends, ‘Zilla and Kleiner Bär sent me the below Birthday Card.

Does The Shadow Know?

Does The Shadow Know what on this good earth a Flash Mob is?

Forget The Shadow, I did not know nor have a clue-in-a-carload about a Flash Mob!


So I turned to my friends Google and Wikipedia and Shazam, thank you Captain Marvel, and look what I learned.

A flash mob (or flashmob) is a group of at least 10 people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. 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 term “flash rob” or “flash mob robberies”, a reference to the way flash mobs assemble, has been used to describe a number of robberies and assaults perpetrated suddenly by groups of teenage youth. Bill Wasik, originator of the first flash mobs, and a number of other commentators have questioned or objected to the usage of “flash mob” to describe criminal acts.

Thanks ‘Zilla and Kleiner Bär for your birthday card and enlightening me about a Flash Mob ..

Smiles .. Cap

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