Growing pains in South Los Angeles

Apr 27, 2012
South L.A. resident Everett Courtney reflects on his city's rebirth.
Posted In: riots, los angeles, financial literacy

Computer algorithm can predict social violence

Oct 12, 2011
Researchers at the New England Complex Systems Institute have come up with a computer model that can predict what regions of the world will erupt...
Posted In: riots, social behavior, Tech Report

British government trying to figure out social media

Aug 26, 2011
The phrase "kill the messenger" comes to mind. There was a big meeting on Thursday in London between British officials and representatives of...
Posted In: Blackberry, england, Facebook, Research in Motion, rim, riots, Twitter

Daily roundup of social media and jail: England and Egypt edition

Aug 17, 2011
Actually, if it's England, I guess we're talking about gaol....
Posted In: Egypt, england, Facebook, riots, Twitter

Riots have died down but the online wars in England are heating up

Aug 12, 2011
While the UK government is considering whether to shut down Twitter so the people using the service for "ill" won't have a way to communicate, the...
Posted In: england, riots, Twitter

Cameron floats the idea of shutting down social media. Yeah, that ought to take care of everything.

Aug 11, 2011
England's Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the House of Commons today in the wake of the recent riots in that country. He noted how social...
Posted In: england, Facebook, riots, social networking, Twitter

16-year-old kid tries to start a riot. On Facebook.

Aug 9, 2011
He's promptly arrested for inciting trouble and for being an idiot. He had started a Facebook page called "Let's start a riot in Glasgow", which...
Posted In: Facebook, riots, Some Idiot

London riots? Blackberry's fault.

Aug 9, 2011
The London newspaper The Guardian has been monitoring chat about the riots on Blackberry's BBM messaging service and posting newsworthy posts tha...
Posted In: Blackberry, London, Research in Motion, riots