Tuesday, the video of a Colorado party with 2,000 college students went viral after the police showed up to break up a crowd, and the news has created an Internet buzz. It appears that a professional crew showed up to video tape the party, which was standing room only and the video was posted on Facebook and YouTube. A Colorado apartment complex promoted the party on Facebook as a back to school party and left the invitation open. Over 2,000 people showed up and the party easily went out of control. Four people were arrested, and ten people were taken to the hospital during the party.
Social media has such a profound affect that if a party planner doesn’t set the party invite to private on Facebook or Twitter, anyone can see the address and time of the party and thousands of people may show up. Possible riots, fights, and overcrowding are possible.
As a result, the police have started to watch Facebook part invites in an attempt to use crowd control before it happens. One girl in Australia had her Facebook invitation hacked and over 100,000 said they would attend the party (which was then canceled).
See the video to the left.
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Sources: Facebook and ABC News
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