Via BoingBoing, an interesting 5 minute talk on how The Internet can cause real-world events to unfold by making a number of disparate connections quite quickly – in this (fictional but realistic) case, from a Chat Roulette session to a Flashmob.

The Internet is making the world a very small place, both in terms of geography and time – both in the speed that things happen but also in how your past never quite leaves you. Interesting times ahead…