Category Archives: London Riots

Inequality: can we afford to leave anyone behind?

The thing about travelling is that it broadens your perspective, it gives you views you never had when you stood still. Whilst travelling by train through Europe at the weekend, a friend commented that she’d never realised how restrictive her … Continue reading

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The medium and the message. Understanding the role of Twitter in the London Riots and why we shouldn’t shoot the messenger.

Now that comparative calm has returned to the streets of our major cities, the process of reflection and rationalisation is well underway. Initial unity and political solidarity in the face of lawlessness starts to fracture into recrimination, blame and thoughts … Continue reading

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Motivation and engagement in online communities. How the desire for information can drive the formation of new communities and invigorate existing ones.

If you live in the UK, the London Riots are dominating the news. Having written about them yesterday, i was keen to steer back into more familiar learning territory today, but the sheer scale and movement in the online world … Continue reading

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