Sunday, April 09, 2006

Flash Mobsters Use Live Journal to Organize in Belarus

According to the all-high gurus of the blogosphere (Global Voices, who else?) Belarussian internet users are using Live Journal to organize flash mobs in Minsk to protest the arrest of democracy activists after the recent (unfree and unfair) presidential election.

However, flash mobbing is not without its detractors. To wit, while some see the small paper boats dispersed during a recent flash mob as evocative symbols of protest, others see them as litter. Said one Live Journal commenter, rather than calling the events flash mobbing, better to call them “Let’s make the city even dirtier.” Read the entire excellent post, by GV Eastern Europe editor Veronica Khokhlova, here.

categories: redefining democratization_, cool tools_

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