Regular ICMD? History lessons?
by Andrew Samtoy
Well, the first International Cash Mob Day was kind of ridiculously sweet. We’ll probably never know how many mobs occurred on that day, or how much money was focused into local businesses in our communities, but I can tell you that the site stats went THROUGH THE ROOF and searching Google News turned up TONS of articles. In thinking about moving and evolving, I had the idea that perhaps we should schedule a regular International Cash Mob Day every month. It could be the third Saturday, say, and mob organizers could choose to schedule their mobs on that day or another day. I think it would help pace mobs and lead to a sense of camaraderie across Cash Mobs. What do you think?
Second, I’m meeting with someone on Saturday who is deeply interested in Cleveland history. He wants to see about combining Cash Mobs with some sort of discussion of the history of the neighborhood where we’re mobbing. We did this at our second Cash Mob, where an historian came to tell us about the history of Ohio City; has anyone else had an educational component of their Cash Mob and, if so, how did it go?
Keep doing good, and remember: you’re responsible for your community!