Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

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On an episode of “Glee” on May 18th, 2010, a handicapped student has a daydream about what he would do if he could ever get out of his wheelchair and walk again (Artie, in the red sweater vest).  In the clip he uses a flash mob.  A flash mob (or flashmob) is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse. The term flash mob is generally applied only to gatherings organized via telecommunications, social media or viral emails.  The term is generally not applied to events organized by public relations firms, protests, and publicity stunts. 

A)  How are flash mobs a good or bad thing?

B)  How could they get out of control?

C)  Is this a good use of technology?  Tell me your opinion.

A “flash mob” pillow fight in Toronto during Worldwide Pillow Fight Day where OVER 5,000 people participated worldwide.

A Flash Mob of Pregnant Women Breakdancing in London

Official Michael Jackson Tribute FlashMob in Sweden

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45 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pamela Goodin
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 08:27:31

    A. I think they can be a good thing and a bad thing. A good thing because its funny to see pregnant women break dance when there really not pregnant. Its a bad thing because if a pregnant woman saw this video and didn’t see the whole part they might try to break dance while really pregnant and hurt them and the baby!

    B. They can get out of control by pregnant women feeling all emotional and suing the company for offending them for being pregnant.

    C.I think its a good use of technology because its really funny. Also if your in a bad mood then this can make you laugh.

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  2. '-Megan $umpter 2ed period
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 08:28:27

    A) they keep yuu healthy i guess ; & they keep ppl moven & all et

    B) ppl could get in the way of ppl ; and there could be fights and all et ; like all over the place && ppl could go missin ; iont knoe how it could go bad ; bhut i mean it’s possible

    C) Is this a good use of technology? Tell me your opinion.
    of technology ? i mean i mean yeah i guess yuu could say it ; it make ppl heathy && gets ppl moven ; on less yuu old then yuu be breakin yuur back and all et ; bhut iont knoe why they would have old ppl dacen bhutt yu no it happens ; anyywayys yeah it could be ;

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  3. Jasmine Skinner;)
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 08:35:02

    A) It is a good thing cause you can have fun seeing it. It helps people come together as one. It shows people they can have fun on the street.
    B)Some might get in the way of another persons way. Or maybe a fight could happen. Then more people will jump in the fight.then every one will start to fight.C)Yes, cause you our using it for some thing good. Its good so that people can enjoy the show.

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  4. Brian Paige
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:08:10

    A) I think flash mobs are pretty good for real i think that its a good idea. I think that its a very good idea so yes it is.

    B) By doing some very crazy stuff and people dancing when they are pregnant i mean dats crazy so yea dat is out of controlle.

    C) Yes it is a very good thing of technology because of all the sounds and all that it is very cool man i think it is very cool.

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  5. zachary taylor
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:10:16

    i think technology is good because u have gps an d other things

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  6. Hunter Trueman 3rd
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:10:58

    A. YES

    B. IF THEY DO THE WRONG DANCE MOVES OR SOMETHING THEY CAN START SOMETHING.

    C. I THINK IT IS A GOOD IDEA.

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  7. shelby mccoy
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:13:13

    A. i think that there is no problem with flash mobs but you have to be comfortable in crowds because you will get judged so be prepared for your name in every body’s mouth
    B. if a lot of people do there flash mob i one area and they bring out dangerous props
    C. yes i think it is it brings up funny times with people amazing time and maybe some bad times

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  8. $$Michael Mudd Jr$$
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:13:52

    A.) they could try to make people do stuff that they want to do.
    B.)I they are the wrong moves the audience will know it’s fake.
    C.)No, Because it can start trouble.

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  9. Dyllán Páirez
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:14:50

    A) i think that they are a great idea because its a good way to exercise.
    B) maybe by doing something they was not suppose to do. or the place there doing it at might not want them to do that.
    C) i think that it is because your using for something good

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  10. ♥jAi'LeIgH hAtHaWaY♥3rd
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:15:30

    A.) i think they are a good idea because if people wanna dance in public they should be able to so i dont think its really a problem
    B.) they could get out of control if a whole lot more people start to join in and don’t know what they are doing it would get out of control
    C.)i think its a good use of technology cause to have dance you got to have music off some kind of device

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  11. Kamron hurt 3
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:16:47

    A)i think that it is a good thing cause they have some cool dances.
    B)people fight and do the wrong move and they get mad.
    C)yes so they can put cool backgrounds and have cool music.

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  12. Tyler Wyatt
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:20:00

    A. It’s good because people can get exercise. But it could be bad because someone could get hurt.

    B. They can get out of control if people do stupid and crazy stuff like doing back flips and stuff if there close together they can accidentally kick or hit someone.

    C. I guess it is because technology places will sell more stereos and stuff.

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  13. daja mcatee
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:22:14

    a) i think it is a good idea because it can be fun and joyful to make, i think its a bad idea because it could hurt peoples feeling if they are like that in it can be mean.
    B) there could be fights and other things there could be people who do thing and can go to jail just for dancing.
    C)yes this is good because you might like to dance but your shy to dance by your self so you could use this.

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  14. AUSTIN ATCHER
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:22:37

    A. THEY CAN BE A GOOD THING BECAUSE THEY COULD INSPIRE PEOPLE TO DO THINGS. THEY CAN BE A BAD THING BECAUSE PEOPLE COULD GET HURT. BUT AS LONG AS THEIR CAREFUL THEY ARE REALLY GOOD.

    B. THERE COULD BE TO MANY PEOPLE IN IT. SOME PEOPLE MIGHT NOT LIKE WHAT THEY ARE DOING SO THERE MIGHT BE A FIGHT.

    C.IT COULD BE A GOOD USE OF TECHNOLOGY BUT CAN ALSO BE BAD. THE REASON IT COULD BE GOOD IS TO USE THE TECHNOLOGY IN THE FLASH MOB TO GET PEOPLE TO BY IT. THE REASON IT COULD BE BAD IS AGAIN PEOPLE MIGHT NOT LIKE THE WAY YOU ARE DOING IT AND MAKE A FIGHT.

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  15. br!anna v0g3l
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:23:39

    a)i think that flash mobs are okay to get people active but the bad thing about it is that it could start a big mob of fights.
    b)it could get out of control-just like if the flash mob was lykke the one in glee somebody could get hurt or people could get mad at one another and start a big mob of out of control fights.that wouldn’t be good because with that many people someone can get seriously injured.
    c)it might be a okay type of technology but the way there is so many people just like in (B) the people or a part of technology could also get broke or seriously messed up but the thing is it prolly cost a fortune to but just like one of the cameras that do a 360 spin around the mob flash.

    <(")

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  16. Zachary Mabon
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:24:17

    A)- It was a good thing to do to get people moving and it was some cool dances.
    B)-I think they shouldn’t have done that they could have killed there baby doing there dances but i think its also fake.
    C)- I thought t was a good idea.

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  17. kassandra queeno 3rd period
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:28:41

    A) How are flash mobs a good or bad thing?
    I think they are both.
    How they are a good thing is, they entertain the people watching them.

    How there are a bad thing is people might become rough and not public approriate.

    B) How could they get out of control?
    If it was a large group of people.

    C) Is this a good use of technology? Tell your opinion.
    yes because people will here the music coimg from the device.

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  18. damion.abell
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:30:19

    (A) i think they r bad because they can go to jail because of the road one tht waz a gudd dance but they culd have got the police called on them.

    (B) if somone steps on someone else then they get mad and it culd start a fight

    (C) no because all there doing is dancing

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  19. $BlAyNe KeNnOn$
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:33:26

    a:bad cause what if someone gets hurt in it?

    b:by someone pushin someone and hurtin the other person

    c:no.

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  20. Dominique Sims
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:34:52

    A I think it is a good thing because they can come together and have fun.
    B.fights might start cause some people think they can break dance better than the other one.
    C Its real funny and entertaining

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  21. SAVANNAH
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:53:21

    A) How are flash mobs a good or bad thing?
    they are good cause alot of people want to get attention

    B) How could they get out of control?
    if to many people get into and get to loud and cant stop it
    C) Is this a good use of technology? Tell me your opinion.
    yes cause maybe its something new and they want to let everyone see it

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  22. !$!$TRISTAN!$!$
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:58:10

    On an episode of “Glee” on May 18th, 2010, a handicapped student has a daydream about what he would do if he could ever get out of his wheelchair and walk again (Artie, in the red sweater vest). In the clip he uses a flash mob. A flash mob (or flashmob) is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse. The term flash mob is generally applied only to gatherings organized via telecommunications, social media or viral emails. The term is generally not applied to events organized by public relations firms, protests, and publicity stunts.

    A) How are flash mobs a good or bad thing? BAD BECAUSE PEOPLE DOSE NOT WANT TO BE LEFT OUT OF THINGS SO FLASHMOBS ARE NOT A GOOD THING

    B) How could they get out of control? WHEN TO MUCH PEOPLE JOIN IT GETS OUT OF CONTROLL LIKE WEN IN THE CLIP ALL THOSE PEOPLE JOINED IT GOT KINDA OUT OF CONTROLL

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  23. codywitt
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 13:18:21

    lest do this

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  24. michael storms
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 13:21:57

    i think that sad for the handcap people people are talk about them that is diserpsectful

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  25. shaylynn moore
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 13:22:01

    A. They could be a good thing as far as entertaining people but other people may think they are dumb and not approve of them.
    B. They could cause too big of a crowd and cause people to trample over others
    C. I honestly do not see how this would be considered as technology though I can say editing it and filming it would be a cool experience for someone.

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  26. codywitt
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 13:26:53

    hi

    Reply

  27. christian jones
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 13:29:42

    A. i dont know how they are bad or good. protesting that maybe good depends on what.
    B. the pillow fight looks like it got out of control. but when a human does something for a reason and they like it they are going to take advantage of it and thats when it gets out of control.
    C. personally i dont know how does this deal with tech when it was just taped by it.

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  28. Shane .R. 5th
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 13:30:22

    A. i think flash mobs are a good thing. they help people express themselves publicly without critisizem or embarrasment.
    B.well they could get out of control if its a certain kind of flash mob or a riot could break out.
    C. this is a good use of technology because it uses up youtube and people watch youtube alot so alot of people will see it.

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  29. Roger youm$ney keen
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 13:31:02

    a) i think it is a good idea because it can be fun and joyful to make, i think its a bad idea because it could hurt peoples feeling if they are like that in it can be mean.
    b)fights might start cause some people think they can break dance better than the other one.
    c)Its real funny and entertaining

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  30. danielle nicole 5th period
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 13:37:26

    A). it is a good thing because you could see some really good and funny dances. its bad because if a pregnant woman saw that and tried to do it, they could hurt themselves and the baby.

    B). they could try to do some of the dances and really hurt themselves.

    C). it is a good use of technology because it can give someone a laugh like the pregnant women dancing.

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  31. StepheN EdmonsoN 5TH PErIoD
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 13:39:29

    A -I think they keep people active by dancing or pillow fights

    B-it could get out of control by people not stopping dancing when the police comes or some body gets hurt in a pillow fight

    C-yes it is a good thing because it’ll keep people moving and i think some are on tv and it’ll keep people entertained by watching it on there big tv or plasma or whatever

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  32. venera gashi
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 13:41:44

    A) How are flash mobs a good or bad thing?
    it could be a good thing because its fun to watch.also allot of people want to get atttention.
    B) How could they get out of control?
    it could get out of control if too much people join and break dance with them.
    C) Is this a good use of technology? Tell me your opinion.
    i dont think its a good use of technology because they are just dancing.

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  33. Daphne X(
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 14:03:06

    A) In this time it would be a bit of a problem but not a big one. It isn’t necessarily a good thing from a p0ublic speaking point either.
    B) In the pillow fight above, a mosh pit or really big fight could start. And that wouldn’t be good for the people who are trying to have fun.
    C) I’m not sure. It doesn’t seem like it but since so many people are basically addicted to technology, they will follow anything it tells the public to do.

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  34. Jordan S
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 14:13:43

    A) I DON’T KNOW.

    B) A BIG FIGHT COULD BREAK OUT.

    C) NO BECAUSE YOUR WASTING TIME.

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  35. lawrence smith
    Feb 16, 2011 @ 08:21:42

    A. The mob qroup is a good idea because people on the streets can be entertained by the people in the mob group.

    B. people can get tired of them in try to put them off there street because they are getting tried of hearing music all day.

    C. Yea i think it is a good use of technology because different people in the world come in show off the good dance moves.

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  36. Latrell Streater
    Feb 16, 2011 @ 12:00:05

    a. i Think it is bad because it can get really out of hand. it can start getting a lot of attention to were people can start forgetting on stuff that they are doing.

    B. lots of people can be annoyed on doing this. well because some people just don’t like dancing. imagine them seeing this. this will cause so much camotion. grrrr !!!

    c. i think its great dance moves. its great use of technology. even dough some people don’t like dancing. but people who do. its great use !!!

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  37. Amanda Conatser 5th
    Feb 16, 2011 @ 13:52:44

    A) i feel that they are a good thing. because they can prove a point to people. for ex the prego people showed that they are regular people too just wit an extra life in them.

    B) if they had to many people with them. or if they have to big of a crowd to come and watch. it could be hard to get around them.

    C well im not really sure but it dont seem like. but it could be because so many people are committed to there phones and computes and things like that.

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  38. anastasia phillips .5
    Feb 16, 2011 @ 14:04:19

    A.) THEY ARE GOOD FOR ENTERTAINMENT. BUT COULD BE BAD IF THEY ARE AT THE WRONG PLACE AND TIME.
    B.) IF SOMEONE TOOK IT THE WRONG WAY AND START FIGHTING. OR A COMPLAINT IS CALLED AND THE COPS GET INVOLVED.
    C.) THE ONLY TECHNOLOGY I SEE USED IS THE CAMERA TO FILM AND THE MUSIC USED FOR THE DANCING. THAT’S ALL. SO BASICALLY NO.

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  39. codywitt
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 13:21:24

    i don,t what know to do

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  40. michael storms
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 13:23:37

    i think that the show glee is funny because i like the preson in the show is funny

    Reply

  41. diamond wickliffe
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 13:27:47

    a) in some cases they are a good thing but when it get out of control they are really crazy and some people are doing the flash mob for no reason at all

    b) when you see people that are fighting throwing things and hearing complants from other people

    c) i think that it is a good a goood thing cuz when the time comes and people are going to see them and then try too make sometthing betta

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  42. codywitt
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 13:28:21

    hi to

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  43. DUSTIN BUEHNER
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 13:48:46

    I think that kids in wheel chair are just like anybody.
    The kids can do what anybody.
    The kids are cool.

    Reply

  44. Sean Roberts
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 20:21:38

    A) Flash mobs are good because they can just be fun, and are a good way to socialize with people, while entertaining some others.

    B) They could get a little out of control if a ton of people show up or someone gets hurt in the middle of one.

    C) This is a good use of technology because it gets everyone comunicateing and having fun. Just it can be really good chance for people to get to know eachother or find out things about other people.

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  45. ♥Mia Barbee♥
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 08:55:14

    A) A flash mob could be a good thing because you could possibly be on the news and could possibly become famous. it could be a bad thing because people might not like it and get angry and it could lead to something bad.
    B)They could get out of control by maybe it there would be to many people and because there doing it in the street someone could get engered by a car from the driver being impatient.
    C)I think it is because there being creative because most people wouldn’t do that. And because it’s not a every day thing and people are entertained by it.

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