Monday, 8 August 2011

Tracking potential riot in Burmingham with twitter


Reports are coming in that rioting and lotting has happened in Birmingham. We are currently see unusually high surge of tweeting over 80 on the clima.me. This is high for any medium sized city on a Monday night.

Reports are coming that twitter is being used as a tool by the protestors. We can confirm that tweeting is rising before and at riots. Most of this tweeting is probably concerned residents, but there is a chance that people are using social networks to coordinate this. In the Middle East social networks were used to make agile protests that could run circles around the police. The same thing is happening today in London with thugs imposing terror on the city with a combination of mobile phones and bikes.


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