During last week’s big Facebook IPO week, we organized two privacy flash mobs in San Francisco and New York City consisting of giant conga lines of people following each other throughout the city. We wanted to get people’s attention on the street and get across the message that Facebook is following them on the Internet and that the site is making money off them.
We were thrilled that hundreds of enthusiastic people showed up (even the ones in NYC who had to brave a torrential downpour). We gave them all a cool t-shirt that you can see in the pictures below. The shirts directed people to Abine.com/goprivate, where we have a calculator app that determines how much money you’re worth to Facebook. We’re also donating $1 to the National Network to End Domestic Violence for each person who came.
Check out the video and photo gallery after the jump below, and thanks for coming!