Beer experiment

Dave Hodgkinson davehodg at
Sun Sep 14 20:35:10 BST 2008

On 13 Sep 2008, at 13:46, Tara Andrews wrote:

> I wonder if we have critical mass for beer flash mobs yet.
> I am going to be in Paddington station in 45 minutes, with 2 hours  
> to kill before my train. Come have a beer with me if you can. (Email  
> me if you are going to show up, otherwise I might not be in the pub  
> upstairs.)

I think maybe the communication channel is the problem. So sure, there  
lots of people on the list but it's a single list. And it's predicated
on people being in front of email. So you need to be multi-channel
for a start. In Amsterdam I had an "APB" list on my phone that I could  
and generally procure at least half a dozen for drinks. And there's
that facebook thing. Oh, and twitter, though now they've killed the
SMS's it's less immediate.

Then think cross-network. According to the network graphing doofer
on Facebook I have several main networks: London geeks, musicians
and Avon type people.

In your case you probably have others not on so they need to be
reached. I'm sure Byzantine historians like beer too.

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