Santa Clauses brought to Trafalgar Square, London, by social media
What is to be done? Should governments be allowed to shut down social media networks if they feel public safety is threatened by flash mobs? The British prime minister proposed doing just that during the riots. Or should freedom of expression never be limited? Focusing on social media may be the wrong tactic. As one writer observed, technologies don’t have political viewpoints. Social media are not to blame for criminal flash mobs; it is the people who use flash mobs for criminal purposes.
Image credit: AP Photo/Sang Tan
The Evolution of Flash Mobs from Pranks to Crime and Revolution
Read how the flash mob has changed in recent years.
(Source: San Francisco Examiner, August 28, 2011)
Teenage Flash Mob Robberies on the Rise
Find out how social media have been used in crime.
(Source: Fox News, June 18, 2011)
U.K. Prime Minister Suggests ‘Pre-Crime’ Blocking of Social Media
Read the leader of the British government’s response to the issue of social media and crime.
(Source: Wired, August 11, 2011)
English Riots: Social Media Were “Force for Good”
Read a defense of social media.
(Source: BBC News UK Politics, September 15, 2011)
all i gotta say is REALLY yall gone put a santa hat on a statue where da do tht at
Ahaha…. funny dude. :/
go flash mobs :O
MOBBBBBB :O THEY FUNNYY
i <3 flash mobs!!!!!
i wanna be in a mob lookin like an elf lol hurray hurray
i like this article great for curent events!
aww i thought the mob was gonna flash haha jk its kool it reminds if that one commercial
whats up? XD
I think they should just let it go on whatever!
WHY WOULD DANCE IN PUBLIC
cause its fun to make a fool of your self like me!!!!!
I think flash robs should be stopped. It is horrible that people would show up and steal things. On the other hand:Flash mobs (dancing kind:) are awesome!!!!!!
It’s not christmas yet!
I’m watching you.
HAHAHA jkjk thats from Pretty Little Liars 😉
FLASH MOBS ARE MUGLE TUTTING
I <3 flash mobs
They r fun cause u can make a fool of ur self
Flash mobs help you express freedom. 🙂
Such Talant!! 🙂
so if all the tall people are mr?mrs santa does that mean the short people are their elfs(? hahaha
grapes are delicious
i performed in a flash mob before. 😀
falsh mobs…ehh? kewlieeeooo
i love flash mobs
good to know
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i like this topic
i wanna go to flash mobb
I like this topic and i think this is very interesting
but I have a question
who wrote this current event?
That’s a lot of santas
I think that flash mobs are cool I guess…