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Smart Mobs. Key: AWL to Study , Low-frequency Vocabulary. What is a Smart Mob?. The Smart Mob Movement. Smart Mobs evolved as a consequence of modern communication technologies. SMS (short message service) or texting Raves t he first Smart M obs. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Smart MobsKey: AWL to Study, Low-frequency Vocabulary

    What is a Smart Mob?

  • The Smart Mob Movement Smart Mobs evolved as a consequence of modern communication technologies.SMS (short message service) or textingRavesthe first Smart MobsCan you list a few examples of modern communication technologies?

  • SMS TechnologyYoung people in Tokyo and Helsinki sent the first text messages to give the location of the next big dance event.A single message can be sent to an address book.SMS technology allows large groups to form quickly.Do you like to send text messages? Why or why not?

  • Younger Generation Led the WaySmart Mobslarge groups empowered by Internet-enhanced communication devicesturning up everywhereto accomplish diverse goalsWhat types of goals do you think a Smart Mob can achieve?

  • Political GoalsA massive demonstration against a corrupt Filipino leader was organized through the use of SMS.What is a corrupt political leader?

  • Other DemonstrationsAntiMiss World and WTO demonstrations were also mobilized through the use of SMS.Have you ever witnessed or taken part in a demonstration? Explain.

  • Virginia Tech IncidentAn English major shot and killed 32 people at Virginia Tech High School.Texting, webcam, and cellphone video were used to let victims know how to avoid danger.Have you ever used a webcam or cellphone video?

  • Environmental GoalsCritical-mass bike rides are an international phenomenon.Rides are organized via web postings and mobile phonetrees.Goalto demonstrate that cycling is a practical alternative to driving.Do you support the goal of this movement?

  • Mating RitualsDating services are part of some cellphone packages.Fill in a personality profile.Find out when a potential match is in close range.Tracking device powered by Bluetooth technologyshort-range radio frequency operates within 10-meter radiusWhat is your opinion of dating using Bluetooth technology?

  • Dating and TechnologyDating via texting and Bluetooth technology is taking off in a big way.India, Saudi Arabia, and UAEDating prior to marriage is not accepted by the majority. Without parents knowledge,young people are meeting and getting to know potential mates.How do your parents feel about your texting habits?

  • Peer-to-Peer SoftwareLarge groups pirate music, video, and software.The peer-to-peer paradigm connects individual computers to transfer specific files.This process is illegal.Creative software makesit almost impossible to track users.Have you ever used peer-to-peer software?

  • Distributed Computing Makes use of the unused power of individual computersUsers download screensavers.Combined computer power assists in treatment of diseases, weather prediction for global warming, and searching for extra-terrestrial intelligence.The shared power of millions:another Smart Mob?Would you donate your computers unused power to serve a good cause? Explain.


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