Flash Riots

Posted: August 13, 2011 in Current Events

Further to the last post, yesterday and today I heard several stories of social media causing incidents, such as the closing of a phone line and the closing of cell pone towers in California to prevent an riot.  Interestingly, both stories used the term “flash” in their description, harkoning back to that Larry Niven story, “Flash Crowd”.  I wonder how many people know that the origin of the buzz word is from a thirty year old SciFi short story.

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