London Riots: Don’t shoot the (BlackBerry) Messenger!


As London burns and gangs of hooded youths take to the streets to loot shops for sneakers, phones and Xbox 360s, the tech press has tut-tutted and blamed….Twitter. And BlackBerry messenger.

After all, if not for Twitter or BBM, what would the tech press write about the riots? What link bait could we possibly use to turn the tragedy to our advantage?

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Sylvie Barak