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Twitter responds to the London riots

Milly Diaz
Milly Diaz
Associate Director of Social Media
9 August 2011

I’m sure I’’m not alone.  Watching the riots spread across London on TV and reading first hand accounts play out on Twitter left me feeling quite powerless.

However, this morning, Twitter again has emerged as a leading force for good. Organizers across London are using Twitter to coordinate clean up efforts in the areas devastated by thugs.  The Twitter account @Riotcleanup is a great example of Tweeps coming together to take back control of the streets and to help get the great city we live in back on its feet.

Hopefully the good that Twitter is facilitating will overtake the feeling of fear and anger that overtook parts of London.

If you are in London, will you use Twitter to find a clean up project to take part in?

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