London Riots: The Good and Bad of ICT

This week I am working from London.  Although all has been peaceful on the streets I’ve been walking,  I am reading about all the violence and looting that is occurring. It seems the rioters used various social media networks to identify where to hit next.

Apparently Blackberries are a favorite for rioters because of their relatively private messaging capability. But on the positive side, clean-up crews are also utilizing social media tools to communicate and mobilize with the hashtag #riotcleanup. The corresponding website is here.   As always, IT based media can be used for good and bad.

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