Thursday, December 29, 2016

Brawls in Malls: What Part Did Social Media Play?

                                          Good Day World!

It's like a ritual. 

Every year the "after Christmas sales" packs people into the malls of America like lemmings.

This season was no different. With one exception; there were 15 malls nationwide that had brawls. We're talking about knock down, kick-ass fights among hundreds of people.

What the hell could have set that off? And all on the same day? 

Authorities in all 15 states are investigating to see if it was a coordinated event. They suspect social media had something to do with it.

But to what extent?

This weekend is the last ad blitz for the season. There was record shopping sales this year (over a trillion dollars) and there's no reason not to expect the malls to be packed again for the New Year sales.

But what about the brawls in the malls last weekend? 

There was heavy security, and luckily no one was seriously hurt, but there's no guarantees when it comes to melees.

As authorities puzzle over the apparent coincidence (no proof yet it was coordinated) they should be prepared for a repeat. Who knows? It could spread to more than 15 locations the next time.

I don't believe in coincidences. I'm also not a conspiracy theorist. What happened can be explained. One way or the other.

I advise bargain hunters to be on their toes this weekend. You won't find me there. I'll be getting my bargains online.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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