Social media an unappreciated source of good

Like most of the UK population I have been glued to a screen for the last 24 hours. BBC News in the back ground whilst my computer whirls into overdrive with several different twitter searches, live blogs and news sites all updating all at once. (My ability to multi task really comes into its own during a crisis).

Throughout a night of mass unrest a question was regularly posed, how are these seemingly random groups organising themselves. The traditional media (television news) pointed the finger quickly at the evil world of social media namely Twitter. Surely this instant method of communication means that nasty people can organise themselves to loot and riot? Continue reading

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