At this point in time we still see individuals taking these kinds of extreme actions. But as “swarming” tools become stronger in social networks – groups is pretty poor on YouTube – we will start to see large numbers of people aggregating to take action. From JimmyJustice (who hates getting parking tickets):
Some laws may seem spurious and arcane.Other laws are very logical.For example , New York City vehicle and traffic law prohibits a motorist from parking his vehicle within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.This is not rocket science here.Obviously the law is in place to save lives by creating a zone for firemen to access the water and do their job as expeditiously as possible.It is a public safety hazard to block a fire hydrant.What if a fire were to break out?
In this scene, Jimmy Justice witnesses a new york city traffic enforcement agent park her official vehicle blocking a fire hydrant.Then she goes into a grocery store and a fire actually breaks out in the next building.
The firemen have no access to the pump and they are very angry.And this officer doesnt even come out of the store to move her car, until Jimmy Justice goes inside to give her a piece of his mind. (112,000 views on this one, other videos have 10’s of thousands of views)
We are pretty passive and don’t take action on things that don’t bother us (global warming? what global warming?) but if it touches a nerve for us personally, we have the media tools and the media distribution to get our word out. And how! He now runs a channel on YouTube, playing parking inspector vigilante. And has been approached to do a real live TV show.
I personally love social networks that are vigilante about parking. Dunno why. Read older stuff here bout caughtya (ppl parking in disabled spots) and parking idiots. Hmmm, this is what I wrote back then: Citizen Parking Inspector? *shudders* Now we rank and review each others parking skills? No wonder I no longer have a car! :p Heh.
UPDATE: Got video working