Social Media Mobilizes Clean-Up After UK Riots
Volunteers use Twitter and Facebook to organize clean-up operations across the country.
Social media has been used as a force for good in the wake of riots that have spread from London to other major cities across the UK. Twitter and Facebook have provided a platform for clean-up organizers and supporters to mobilize their operations and spread their message.
The Riotcleanup Twitter page has amassed over 87,000 followers and is constantly tweeting updates including clean-up locations and times, along with other information about the initiative. Twitter users are using the #riotcleanup hashtag to share their own experiences.