Smart Mobs and Flash Mobs
Smart mobs and flash mobs are changing the way information is communicated within the structural walls of organizations around the globe. The fact that information can now be sent with the click of a button is mind boggling if not revolutionary. This is has allowed for a totally new way of running organizations that has never been seen before. Though Cyndi sees them as a passing phase, I'm not so sure.
Smart mobs and flash mobs have been able to run out world leaders as well as allowing for the protesting of national governments. Protesters are now able to assemble with little or no prior notice, leaving officials with not much of a chance in stopping the formation of masses of people. They are even applied to simpler meetings such as Stephanie McCarthy's experience at Grand Central Station. One can only wonder how this technology could have been used during events of the last century. Perhaps it could have ended the Civil Rights Movement earlier or even aided in the protest of the Vietnam War.
Why is that these new technologies have been so effective? The answer is simple in that information that may have taken days, weeks, or months to be delivered, is now able to reach the intended people almost as fast as the information is thought of. It goes on further than that though by almost eliminating the information being given to those who are not part of the inner "circle". This has left officials with almost no way of interfering with the free speech of citizens that had been previously able to silence.
However it must be noted that smart mobs and flash mobs have been able to effect in a positive way communications within organizations that still possess a traditional mold. This information is now able to reach workers in a more efficient way with the advantage of a quicker way. How many times has what John said to Susan "the meeting is changed to Friday", has been delivered to Tom as "Friday is the new day to meet for lunch".