The Role of Social Media in London Riots

Posted: August 9, 2011
The Role of Social Media in London Riots

With London burning, authorities and rioters in the UK are using social media to gather, monitor and capture perpetrators. Kevin Pereira and Olivia Solon, Associate Editor of Wired.co.uk, in depth on the issue and how today's technology can affect social movements.

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  • suryu

    i had no idea that went on and how long ago that was? but im tired of all these stuipd satan anti christ nobodies its like haters and losers that didn't get no attention as a kid wanna follow something they see on tv or herd about online. smh if u want hell so bad take a match and gasoline end ur lame exsitance please

    Posted: August 22, 2011 1:34 AM
  • latinoish_bwbhair

    First genuine tired anger, then selfishness, then greed and finally just for lolz just like anonymous. The path of everything stupid in life! oh used twitter to help clean ups. So that's good on the s'media front. If you are keeping you time tables you can expect a riot in LA or NY @ in three years or less after the next police shooting of a black or hispanic with a suspicious looking wallet.

    Posted: August 10, 2011 6:22 PM
  • Jiero

    I'm pretty sure that'll happen here in the states very soon

    Posted: August 10, 2011 1:48 PM
  • Revelangel

    Right! NOW! ha ha ha ha ha

    I am an anti-christ
    I am an anarchist
    Don't know what I want but
    I know how to get it
    I wanna destroy the passer by cos I

    I wanna BE anarchy!
    No dogs body!

    Anarchy for the U.K it's coming sometime and maybe
    I give a wrong time stop a traffic line
    your future dream is a shopping scheme

    cos I, I wanna BE anarchy!
    In the city

    How many ways to get what you want
    I use the best I use the rest
    I use the enemy
    I use anarchy cos I

    I wanna BE anarchy!

    Is this the M.P.L.A
    Or is this the U.D.A
    Or is this the I.R.A
    I thought it was the U.K or just
    another country
    another council tenancy

    I wanna be anarchy
    and I wanna be anarchy
    Know what I mean
    And I wanna be anarchist!

    Posted: August 10, 2011 1:07 PM
  • djskizz0

    "Newspapers lie. Police lie. The one thing you can count on, Word on the street."-Charlie Barret
    Social media is the new 'word on the street'

    Posted: August 9, 2011 9:36 PM
  • MortonH8SU

    I wonder if they'll monitor Amazon purchases of V for Vendetta masks as well? Or are rioters just going out in their black hoods?

    Posted: August 9, 2011 7:41 PM