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A Flash Mob is a group of people that communicate through email, internet, text messaging or cell phones that group together at a very specific time and place and do something very specific. One great example of a flash mob is Seek Truth, which airs many commercials visualizing how they take the idea of a flash mob to promote knowledge of tobacco and the exploitation of consumers by big tobacco. The most applicable one was when there was over thousands of people that came to a tobacco run building in a city circled around and at the same time all of them dropped to their feet “dead”. To add, as soon as they converged they disappeared just as quickly therefore having the full effect of what a flash mob is supposed to be and how it’s supposed to behave. Sarah’s example of the matrix is a great example of this also.
A Smart Mob is a bit different. The way to explain a smart mob is a mob that instead of working together and being more destructive a smart mob using the internet and mobile technologies can be universally informed and also through their own system of checks and balances can be correct with whatever is said because it is constantly being revised and read. Aubrey states this very well in her blog also. The only example that I understand to be a great one and can thoroughly explain is the Smart Mob that is being put together at MMC. Art Mobs. The use of the art works ad the stepping off point for both yellow arrow and ourselves was a great idea. The collection of the opinions via ipod and text messaging is a way that a mob or group can share information with each other effectively.