The best part, for me, of watching any video footage of a flash mob is seeing how the folks in the "audience" respond. They're at the mall, or walking down the street, and something completely unexpected happens. Some laugh, some join in, some drop their jaws, some take their own footage. If they'd known a few weeks in advance--if they'd received a message that a performance would be going on at such and such a time (not an invitation to participate in a flash mob, but notice that the performance would be happening), chances are they wouldn't be moved to show up. But having something extraordinary and outside-the-usual happen while you're just going about your daily business...that can make your day; you'll remember it. You feel lucky to have been there when it occurred.
Posted by Emily Lloyd at 9:09 PM
[related: Dave drafting tweets in SC #289]
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[I'll continue to add links to articles on this story with headlines containing bad puns on "tweet" as I come across them. Tweet dreams are made of this.]