10 Aug '11, 9pm

BlackBerry messaging and the London riots

LONDON - The Daily Mail announced on Monday that the weekend's north London riots were "fuelled by social media". But is it necessarily the case? Certainly, the first online gathering of people mourning - and soon vowing to avenge - the death of Tottenham resident Mark Duggan took place on Facebook. Some of those behind the page, which now boasts more than 7,500 fans, launched into action on Saturday evening - more than five hours after the first public show of protest, outside the police station on Tottenham High Road. When rioters set a double- decker bus alight later that night, the page posted: "Please upload any pictures or videos you may have from tonight in Tottenham. Share it with people to send the message out as to why this has blown into a riot." However, otherwise, if there was any sign that a peaceful protest would escalate, it wasn't to be found on Facebook. ...

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