Ok…you guys may not have ever heard of this before; however, I stumbled upon Improv Everywhere a while ago. This morning, I came across this article on Fox News talking about flash mobs. In their top 10 list, three of the ten are from Improv Everywhere (the top 3 actually). I agree with the main premise of the article (namely that the people need not leave a mess for everyone else like the pillowfighters did); however, that isn’t the point of this post.
Arent these flash mobs?
No. Improv Everywhere was created about 2 years before the flash mob fad. While some of our missions may have certain similarities to a flash mob (large numbers of people appearing in a public place and then disappearing suddenly), we really dont have anything to do with flash mobbing. Some missions use just a few folks while others might use hundreds, depending on the idea and depending on how many people show up to participate.
I tried to find contact information for Fox to let them know this…but I didn’t find any on their website. So…this blog post.