Smartmobbing a rural postal crisis
June 29th, 2008

My rural, small town of Ripton, Vermont has seen its first smartmob activity, and it probably won’t be the last.

Our local post office has suddenly been closed, without much warning, and without explanation. So the residents of this town used email and a blog to coordinate a protest. We blogged an account here, have set up at least one Flickr pool here, and are putting up YouTube videos.

As many of us discussed, this protest would have been very different just a few years ago, without either widespread internet access (provided by our community broadband coop) or smartmob practices.


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