Social media cleans up
In the wake of the UK riots, social media has been used as a force for good. Clean-up organisers and supporters have used Twitter and Facebook to spread their message and mobilise operations.
With over 87,000 followers, the Riotcleanup Twitter page tweets updates on clean-up locations and times, with people using the #riotcleanup hashtag to share their own experiences online.
A Facebook group was set up to collate information after the damage caused in London and has 18,000 followers, with similar groups for the different cities affected. Also, riotcleanup.co.uk has information about how to help and a list of locations, dates and times for upcoming clean-ups.