All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘London Riots’

Researchers Track British Mood With Twitter

Researchers in the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the University of Bristol have presented a paper in which they track the national mood of the United Kingdom through Twitter posts. This is not the first, or even the largest, study to track public mood swings using Twitter. This study, however, is interesting because it specifically shows the increasing public anger leading …

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In The UK, Inciting Riots On Facebook Will Land You Three Years In Jail

If you remember those riots that consumed many parts of England back in August, you probably remember all of the discussion regarding social media’s influence on their spread. At the height of the outbursts, triggered by social unrest, Prime Minister David Cameron discussed the possibility of censoring some elements of social media. Speaking on the subject, Cameron said that free …

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Twitter, Facebook And RIM Stand Against Social Media Bans in England

Shortly after the London/British riots began to subside, British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed banning the technologies that drive social networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook, as well as Blackberry’s instant messaging program. Now, the request did not include a complete removal of these capabilities–mainly, the immediate messaging functionality that allowed these would-be rioters to keep in touch and plan …

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London Riot Victim Gets Social Media Help To Fix Destroyed Barbershop

Social media has been an integral part of the riots in England, both for good and for bad. Though many blame quick, wide-scale communication for mobilizing and then prolonging the riots, social media has also been a tool for good. For instance, a few days ago Londoners took to Twitter to help orchestrate a giant cleanup operation. Using the @RiotCleanup …

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British Prime Minister Discusses Social Media Censorship

David Cameron’s country–well, his boss’ country–has been in the grips of some widely-publicized rioting. The story played out over the Internet as the immediacy of modern technology brought us reams of startling images and additional information concerning the chaos. Another area of focus were the rioters themselves, especially the use of social media to organize their attacks. The Blackberry issue …

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England Riots Consume The Internet

Everywhere you turn, at least on the Internet, content from the misguided riots going on across the pond are flooding outlets of every kind. Whether it’s a site like Reddit or an actual news outlet like CNN.com, the English riots are the thing. Considering the images alone that are popping up here, there, and everywhere, it’s almost like riots and …

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