Twitter and BBM involvement in UK riots

By | August 9th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Riots that started in London have now spread to other British cities, such as Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham and Manchester. It has been said that networks such as Facebook, Twitter and BBM have helped organise some of the riots.  Police say that the main culprit however is BBM; BlackBerrys Messenger service as it is/was thought that messages cannot be traced, although Blackberry have said that they will help police to trace people which is a little confusing? I am surprised that if the police felt so strongly that BBM was to blame for the start of the London Riots that it still hasn't been blocked, or shut down. Or is it now because now they have Blackberry to help track people, police want the looters to use it. I assume though that police will see from phone records of those arrested, who those people have been contacted by or contacted to arrange the meet ups, via text or BBM. I do believe that Twitter has been detrimental to the riots, but from a small minority of people,  mostly people thought they were [...]