Wired News: E-Mail Mob Takes Manhattan

Pssssst! Next meeting’s in Iowa. Pass it on.

This reminded Grump of something Larry Niven called flash crowds. They occured in a world where people got around by matter transmitters. The problem was that every big news event (broadcast live) would attract people from all over the world, who would pop into the area almost immediately after the event hit the news.

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3 Responses to InstaMob

  1. Melissa says:

    Isn’t that just the coolest thing? The look on the rug salesman’s face just cracks me up.

  2. Scott says:

    I’ve heard about these lately; Gawker’s been talking about it. I need to get involved in this, as it sounds too wacky to NOT!

  3. Sunidesus says:

    That sounds like fun!

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