The science behind a riot

Since the 1960's, participants of group riots have been viewed as rational individuals driven by a sense of injustice. However, Dr. Christian Borch claims this approach is misleading, at least in today's world.

UK man charged with using BBM to organize water fight

Two British men have been given four years in jail for using Facebook to unsuccessfully incite a riot - and another's been charged over a Blackberry message calling for a water fight.

Rioters destroy Sony distribution center

Sony's main optical disk warehouse for the UK went up in flames last night as riots spread across London.

On BlackBerry Messenger and the London riots

Every time anything newsworthy happens, concerned citizens take to social networks like Facebook and Twitter, spreading text, images and videos.