Category Archives: London riots

Blog posts describing analysis on London riots in August 2011

Police used twitter and Blackberry messenger to thwart riots

A recent article on the BBC news site describes how the police used twitter to identify new targets for rioters but that very quickly they were swamped with the number of tweets and comments that were being made. In addition, they … Continue reading

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Difference of context with police during London riots

Looking at the twitter data associated with the English riots, the Brand Aura:discover tool shows a clear difference in association when different terms for the police are analysed. Using the keywords ‘feds’ and ‘met’ in the keyword search in Brand Aura:discover shows the … Continue reading

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Contextual analysis of tweets made during London riots

We have published a short whitepaper that analyses the tweets made over the weekend of the 6-8th August.  The tweets downloaded were filtered simply on having either the word ‘riot’ or ‘rebroadcast’, since this was one of the words used … Continue reading

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