Japanese street mob stunt. Inspired by flashmobbing?

January 16, 2007 at 1:42 am 2 comments

James (MindShare regional team, Singapore) writes:

Apart from it being hilarious, all I know about this is what I read at youtube, after finding it via Paul at weird news asia:

This is a clip from ‘Troop of One Hundred’, taken from a Japanese comedy/prank show, where a 100 people chase after random strangers and you see their reactions. Totally harmless but their reactions are priceless.

This is the first time I’ve actually seen something that looks like flashmobbing in Asia. I guess it’s not really flashmobbing, because it’s staged for a TV show, rather than ‘born’ spontaneously from digital and social media.

To find out more about flashmobbing, with some incredible examples, go to wikipedia, where you’ll find this definition

flash mob describes a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, do something unusual for a brief period of time, and then quickly disperse. They are usually organized with the help of the Internet or other digital communications networks.

Has anybody seen examples of flashmobbing in Asia yet?

Entry filed under: content, digital, japan, outdoor, social media, trends.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Angela Feruglio  |  January 16, 2007 at 2:48 am

    Hi James, there’s been many reported flashmobs in Australia over the past few years. Check out http://www.sydmob.com for some examples. Can’t imagine markets like China and Vietnam would allow this type of activity, but you can sign up to a Mobs club in Hong Kong. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mobs_HK/ or just join mobs_HK-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

  • 2. James Chadwick  |  January 16, 2007 at 6:31 am

    Thanks Angela – the sydmob.com community looks like great fun. Do you know anybody who’s ever participated?


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