Kids machen Flashmobs in fremden Pools via GoogleEarth und Facebook

Diese Idee finde ich einfach grandios: Kids suchen auf GoogleEarth einen Swimming-Pool und verabreden sich per Facebook für nächtliche Pool-Flashmobs. Illegal, natürlich, aber vollkommen wurscht. Das hat was von den Pool-Skating-Sessions der Siebziger, gemasht mit Social Networks und GoogleEarth.

Would-be revellers are using satellite images on the internet to find houses with swimming pools - and then turning up uninvited for an impromptu dip. The craze involves using the Google Earth programme, which provides high-quality aerial photos of Britain and other countries. Once a target is chosen, the organisers use social networking sites such as Facebook and Bebo to arrange to meet, say police.

One group has already boasted on the internet that it held an event earlier this week. Sixteen people are said to have gatecrashed two pools near Bournemouth. The rules of 'dipping' often include wearing fancy dress and participants are urged to 'bring a bike' to escape if discovered. There are fears that the craze could spread across the UK as the weather improves and pool owners leave their homes unattended while on holiday.

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