Flash Mobs, Social Networks and other phenomena

Now there’s an outfit called dodgeball.com :: location-based social software for mobile devices that takes the concept of social networking (think Friendster) and ties it to mobile devices and location technology to create a way to connect you with people who are friends-of-friends and within 10 blocks of you.

One of the things that has fascinated me about the Internet from the beginning is that it is democratic: anyone can have their say. What social networking is capable of doing is extending that freedom of expression to like-minded groups who can gather themselves to action almost instantly. Where that is going is hard to predict, but it will definitely go.

Oh, the times, they are a-changin’.

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