3.en.79 flash mobs, carrot mobs, smart mobs

We have talked about publicity and innovative campaigns several times in English lessons. Do you remember the theory of fun? the musical stairways in Stockholm?  which aimed at making pople change their behaviour by making  things attractive and fun to do?

Well, this post has to do with publicity and changing your consumer habits. Ideas spread fast in a wired world. Flash mobs are part of this phenomenom. I’m sure that all of you have seen them in You tube, on TV or you might have even taken part in one.  This weekend there was a piece of news in El País about one of these initiatives taken place in  Zaragoza. You can read the whole article clicking hereHere follows a link to the web page where you can find more about the origin of this idea and the campaigns they are involved on.

Here’s a video.

  • Would you say that it is just another way of making money?
  • What makes it better than a boycott?
  • What kind of media did they use to advertise it?
  • Can you see any drawbacks?
  • Would you say it is a good idea?
  • Would you change your consumer habits if you knew part of the profits would revert in a good cause?
  • Have you learnt any new words?
  • Did you hear the following words and expressions?  ” instead of” sustainable” “to go green” “a chord” “hardware store” “bike locker” “local business” “good impact”
Homework: Post your answers and comments to the blog for 2nd May
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25 Respostes to “3.en.79 flash mobs, carrot mobs, smart mobs”

  1. Love Says:

    · Yes,but the empower to the people to use their influence in commerce to advance sustainability.
    · That the movement of boycott is a consumer activism that involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, usually from political reasons.
    · Newspaper, Tv…
    · I think no.
    · Yes, they make the life sustainable.
    · If that help to the world, so I can make an aufwand to change my consumer habits.
    · Drawback…
    · ” instead of” –> In place of; rather than; to go green –> term used to describe the process of changing one’s lifestyle for the safety and benefit of the environment.
    a chord–> evoke a reaction, response, or emotion; hardware store–> an ironmonger’s shop; Bike locker–> is a locker / box in which a single bicycle can be placed and locked in.
    Local business–> bussiness that is in your area, like a music shop or a small market; good impact–> a forceful consequence; a strong effect.
    Maria, you have a mistake, in the last point (·), it is expression, intead of wxpression.

  2. idaira Says:

    Would you say that it is just another way of making money?
    I would say if it’s another way to make money but at least we know that money is for a good cause.
    What makes it better than a boycott?
    A boycott is a form of consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person, organisation, or country as an expression of protest, usually for political reasons.
    What kind of media did they use to advertise it?
    Radio, television, web pages…
    Can you see any drawbacks?
    No.
    Would you say it is a good idea?
    I think yes because if we all help to make renewable energies and to improve other aspects.
    Would you change your consumer habits if you knew part of the profits would revert in a good cause?
    If it is to make the world a better and healthier sure.
    Have you learnt any new words?
    Businesses…
    Did you hear the following words and expressions? ” instead of” sustainable” “to go green” “a chord” “hardware store” “bike locker” “local business” “good impact”
    No

  3. neusr Says:

    Would you say that it is just another way of making money?
    yes.
    •What makes it better than a boycott?
    boycott is a form of consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person….
    What kind of media did they use to advertise it?
    televison,radios…
    Can you see any drawbacks?
    no,I cnan’t see any drawbacks.
    Would you say it is a good idea?
    yes.
    •Would you change your consumer habits if you knew part of the profits would revert in a good cause?
    if it is to helpd the world,yes
    Have you learnt any new words?
    Local business
    Did you hear the following words and expressions?
    no

  4. emil7234 Says:

    1. Would you say that it is just another way of making money?
    It’s possible and I think that is good idea to make money in another way.
    2. What makes it better than a boycott?
    A boycott is withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest.
    The difference is that in this movement they do not withdraw with a country , organisation or people.
    3. What kind of media did they use to advertise it?
    They use their blog , Facebook and newspaper.
    4. Can you see any drawbacks?
    I think there are any drawbacks.
    5. Would you say it is a good idea?
    I think that it’s a good idea.
    6. Would you change your consumer habits if you knew part of the profits would revert in a good cause?
    I think yes, but only a bit.
    7. Have you learnt any new words?
    Yes , for example drawback.
    8. Did you hear the following words and expressions? ” instead of” sustainable” “to go green” “a chord” “hardware store” “bike locker” “local business” “good impact”
    Yes, all of them.

  5. pepe1997 Says:

    1) I think that yes.
    2)The boycott is when you to go away from comercial like a protest.
    3)Their bloc the tv and whit facebook.
    4)Yes.
    5)I think that tjis is a godd idea.
    6)YEs.
    7)Boycott, drawbacks.

  6. angelblanchvallespir Says:

    1)Would you say that it is just another way of making money?
    Yes.
    2)What makes it better than a boycott?
    boycott is a form of consumer, like a protest.
    3)What kind of media did they use to advertise it?
    televison, telephones, radio…
    4)Can you see any drawbacks?
    No, I cnan’t see any drawbacks.
    5)Would you say it is a good idea?
    Yes.
    6)Would you change your consumer habits if you knew part of the profits would revert in a good cause?
    If it is to helpd the enviroment…
    7)Have you learnt any new words?
    Local business and some others.
    8)Did you hear the following words and expressions?
    No, only one.

  7. andrea199762 Says:

    1. Would you say that it is just another way of making money?
    I think yes.
    2. What makes it better than a boycott?
    A boycott is a form of consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person, organisation, or country as an expression of protest, usually for political reasons.
    3. What kind of media did they use to advertise it?
    Radio, television, internet…
    4. Can you see any drawbacks?
    I think no.
    5. Would you say it is a good idea?
    I think yes.
    6. Would you change your consumer habits if you knew part of the profits would revert in a good cause?
    If it is to helped the enviroment.
    7. Have you learnt any new words?
    Yes, drawback,etc.
    8. Did you hear the following words and expressions?
    No many.

  8. philline Says:

    * Would you say that it is just another way of making money?
    – Yes, but in a sustainable way.
    * What makes it better than a boycott?
    – A boycott is a form of consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying as an expression of protest.
    * What kind of media did they use to advertise it?
    – They used especially the internet to advertise it.
    * Can you see any drawbacks?
    – I think no.
    * Would you say it is a good idea?
    – I think Yes.
    *Would you change your consumer habits if you knew part of the profits would revert in a good cause?
    – Yes, if that helps to the world i would change some of my habits.
    * Have you learnt any new words?
    – Yes, drawback.
    * Did you hear the following words and expressions? ” instead of” sustainable” “to go green” “a chord” “hardware store” “bike locker” “local business” “good impact”
    – Yes, except ‘A chord’ and ‘To go Green’.

  9. sarah789 Says:

    •Would you say that it is just another way of making money?
    -Yes.
    •What makes it better than a boycott?
    -Boycott is a withdraw from commercial or social relations with (someone) as a punishment or protest.
    •What kind of media did they use to advertise it?
    -They use computer and television resources.
    •Can you see any drawbacks?
    -No, I can’t.
    •Would you say it is a good idea?
    -Yes, a very good idea.
    •Would you change your consumer habits if you knew part of the profits would revert in a good cause?
    -Yes!
    •Have you learnt any new words?
    -Yes. Profits, drawback and boycott.
    •Did you hear the following words and expressions? ” instead of” sustainable” “to go green” “a chord” “hardware store” “bike locker” “local business” “good impact”
    -All except “to go green”.

  10. guillemfurio Says:

    1. Would you say that it is just another way of making money?
    Yes.

    2. What makes it better than a boycott?
    A boycott is a form of consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying as an expression of protest.

    3.What kind of media did they use to advertise it?
    Television, internet, radio, etc.

    4. Can you see any drawbacks?
    No, I cnan’t see any drawbacks.

    5. Would you say it is a good idea?
    Yes, there are.

    6. Would you change your consumer habits if you knew part of the profits would revert in a good cause?
    If it is to helped the enviroment.

    7. Have you learnt any new words?
    Yes, Drawbacks.

  11. Peptoni Font Says:

    1)Would you say that it is just another way of making money?
    Yes.
    2)What makes it better than a boycott?
    Boycott is a form of consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person, organization, or country. As an expression of protest.
    3)What kind of media did they use to advertise it?
    TV, New papers, Facebook …
    4)Can you see any drawbacks?
    No, I can’t
    5)Would you say it is a good idea?
    Yes, is a good idea.
    6)Would you change your consumer habits if you knew part of the profits would revert in a good cause?
    Yes, for example it is to help the enviroment.
    7)Have you learnt any new words?
    Yes,
    Drawbacks / Boycott / Carrot mobs
    8)Did you hear the following words and expressions? ” instead of” sustainable” “to go green” “a chord” “hardware store” “bike locker” “local business” “good impact”
    Yes, all except “to go green” and “local business”

  12. Pilar Says:

    1. Yes.
    2. A boycott is a form of consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying as an expression of protest.
    3. News papers, TV, Facebook…
    4. I think no.
    5. Yes.
    6. Yes because is to help the enviroment.
    7. Yes, Drawbacks and Boycott.
    8. Yes, except “to go green”.

  13. tatidt Says:

    Would you say that it is just another way of making money?
    No, because it doesn’t want to make money, it wants to stop “bad things”, such as pollution, animal dead, etc, giving money.
    What makes it better than a boycott?
    That they make a deal, and it isn’t against the owner.
    What kind of media did they use to advertise it?
    Internet and News Papers.
    Can you see any drawbacks?
    No, because everybody wins!
    Would you say it is a good idea?
    Yes.
    Would you change your consumer habits if you knew part of the profits would revert in a good cause?
    Yes.
    Have you learnt any new words?
    No.
    Did you hear the following words and expressions? ” instead of” sustainable” “to go green” “a chord” “hardware store” “bike locker” “local business” “good impact”
    I only heard sustainable, instead, local business, bike locker and good impact.

  14. miguelinramonllull Says:

    1) I think that is good idea to make money in other ways.
    2) A boycott is a form of consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying as an expression of protest.
    3) TV’s, newspapers, social networks…
    4) No.
    5) Yes, it can be a good idea.
    6) Yes, I will change it.
    7) Boycott, Drawbacks and mobs.
    8) All of them.

  15. juditell Says:

    1. Yes
    2. Boycott is from a costumer, like a protest
    3. Newspaper, TV…
    4. No
    5. Yes, maybe it can be a good idea
    6. Yes
    7. Yes, I change it
    8. Drawbacks and boycott

    • juditell Says:

      1. Yes
      2. Boycott is from a costumer, like a protest
      3. Newspaper, TV…
      4. No
      5. Yes, maybe it can be a good idea
      6. Yes, I change it
      7. Drawbacks and boycott
      8.  Yes axcept, ‘to green’

  16. Rodrigo Deus Says:

    1. Would you say that it is just another way of making money?
    Yes.
    2. What makes it better than a boycott?
    Boycott is a kind of consume, like a protest.
    3. What kind of media did they use to advertise it?
    Social networks, newspaper, TV.
    4. Can you see any drawbacks?
    No.
    5. Would you say it is a good idea?
    Yes.
    6. Would you change your consumer habits if you knew part of the profits would revert in a good cause?
    Yes.
    7. Have you learnt any new words?
    Yes, Drawbacks and Boycott.
    8. Did you hear the following words and expressions? ” instead of” sustainable” “to go green” “a chord” “hardware store” “bike locker” “local business” “good impact”
    Yes, except “to go green”.

  17. aina tous Says:

    1·Yes.
    2·Boycott is a withdraw from commercial or social relations with (someone) as a punishment or protest.
    3·TV, radio, newspapers…
    4·No, I can’t see any drawbacks.
    5·Yes, I think that is a good idea.
    6·Yes.
    7·Have you learnt any new words?
    Yes;drawbacks.
    8·No, never.

  18. xiskete Says:

    1) I think yes.
    2) A boycott is a form of consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using and buying as an expression of protest.
    3) They use the television, radio, newspaper, internet.
    4) No I can’t.
    5) Yes.
    6) If it is for a good reason. Yes.
    7) Drawbacks, Boycott and mobs.

    8) Yes some of them.

  19. jlny7288 Says:

    1. Would you say that it is just another way of making money?
    Yes, but that is a good way of making money.
    2. What makes it better than a boycott?
    Boycott is withdraw from commercial or social relations with (someone) as a punishment or protest.
    3. What kind of media did they use to advertise it?
    They use Newspapers, TV, radio, social networks.
    4. Can you see any drawbacks?
    No.
    5. Would you say it is a good idea?
    Yes.
    6. Would you change your consumer habits if you knew part of the profits would revert in a good cause?
    Yes.
    7. Have you learnt any new words?
    Yes, drawback( inconveniente) and Boycott.
    8. Did you hear the following words and expressions? ” instead of” sustainable” “to go green” “a chord” “hardware store” “bike locker” “local business” “good impact”
    Yes.

  20. Daryl Jade Says:

    ·Yes, this is a sustainable way.
    ·A boycott is a form of consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person, organization, or country as an expression of protest.
    ·Newspapers, TV, FB, web pages…
    ·There are not.
    ·Yes, because it is a sustainable way.
    ·Yes, I would.
    ·Drawback – Boycott.
    ·Yes, I did.

  21. Zandalie Says:

    1. I think yes.
    2. A boycott is a form to abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion.
    3. They use TV, newspaper, radio…
    4. There are not.
    5. I think is a very good idea.
    6. Yes, is a sustainable way.
    7. Yes; drawback [inconveniente]-boycott.
    8. Only some of them like ”instead of” “sustainable” “bike locker” “local business” “good impact”.

  22. claudiapg Says:

    1. Yes
    2. Boycott is a form of consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person, organization, or country. As an expression of protest.
    3. TV, radio, news paper, internet…
    4. No
    5. Yes, is a good idea.
    6. Yes
    7. Yes, boycott, drawbacks and Carrot mobs.
    8. Yes, some of them.


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