London Riots: Organized and Now Cleaned Up by Social Media…Now That Is Two sides of the Spectrum!
After days of riots in London, thousands of Londoners and worldwide supporters are taking to social networks to help reclaim the streets of London. Possibly, the first Twitter organized post-riot clean up party!
For the most part, organization has been very smooth, with a few key hubs across social platforms taking root. The @RiotCleanup Twitter page has amassed more than 50,000 followers in fewer than 10 hours and is consistently broadcasting cleanup locations and times, along with other pertinent information regarding the initiative.
On Facebook, a similar page has emerged as the central location for information on the world’s largest social network. And for a more static look at where the action is, riotcleanup.co.uk is being constantly updated with cleanup location information. The creator of the website and resident of rural Shropshire, England explained: “I was sitting at home following the #londonriots hashtag — then I saw #riotcleanup start to appear. I am not in London, but wanted to do something. Near enough simultaneously, I registered riotcleanup.co.uk as someone else got the Twitter account @riotcleanup going. Then, I just knocked something together as fast as possible and uploaded it!”
Now how brilliant is that!?!?!