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seaEE
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re: Social media blamed as UK youths riot
seaEE   8/11/2011 1:25:31 AM
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With regards to the social media, yes it makes it easier for something like this to happen. I would think some kind of algorithm could possibly be created to detect such an event. Society to a large extent has forsaken its charter to instill virtue in its youth, and many of the institutions that might do so, such as the family, have been weakened as well. This has happened over several decades. What will it take to turn it around? It is sad to see people misbehaving this way, and sad to see technology being employed in such a manner.

ibm221
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re: Social media blamed as UK youths riot
ibm221   8/11/2011 12:26:00 AM
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where u come from? Hitler's hometown?

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re: Social media blamed as UK youths riot
goafrit   8/10/2011 9:26:28 PM
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Poor David Cameron, he has had a tough year. This guy thought governing is speaking at TED.

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re: Social media blamed as UK youths riot
KB3001   8/10/2011 3:31:59 PM
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The irony is that we, the law-abiding hard-working taxpayers in Britain, who are paying for a lot of these gadgets through social welfare handouts to these thugs! Not only we are at the receiving end of their thuggery, we are subsidising their lifestyle...

David Ashton
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re: Social media blamed as UK youths riot
David Ashton   8/10/2011 11:30:01 AM
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Oh come on! These kids don't want to learn, they don't want jobs, they don't want to be productive members of society. As noted above, they're spoiled brats who think the world owes them a living. The UK - and other governments - should learn that you don't negotiate with looters, you don't appeal to them, you don't even baton charge them. You shoot them. A few useless people will die, and the rest will pull their necks in.

Peter Clarke
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Peter Clarke   8/10/2011 10:36:57 AM
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It is interesting to note that the UK looting spree has occurred after riots in Greece and after violence in numerous African and middle-eastern countries. The ability of mobile phones and social media to connect the protagonists and speed up the reporting of events is a common theme. But are there other commonalities? Or are the events very different? And is this a contagion that can spread from country to country? The situation in the inner cities of the United States would appear similar to that in the United Kingdom.

ibm221
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re: Social media blamed as UK youths riot
ibm221   8/10/2011 3:38:37 AM
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the UK govt should bear the blame as well. cut the defense budget, pull back army from afgan, libya. use the money to pay those poor kids tuition and they ll have some peace.

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re: Social media blamed as UK youths riot
sixscrews   8/10/2011 2:45:06 AM
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'Nothing left to lose' is a romantic notion, an easy thing to latch onto when you are sharing a beer or a smoke with your buddies in the comfort of your parent's house and the only thing you have at risk is a quiet evening and a few toys. Real revolutions are all about loss - and the revolutionaries are often the people who lose the most. Think of the Jacobins after Napoleon or the Bolsheviks after Stalin or the Iranians after Khomeini. The kiddies running around London aren't revolutionaries with nothing to lose. They are just marketing victims unable to live up to the synthetic dreams pushed by the media-saturated electronic world they inhabit. Spoiled brats - put them to work fixing the mess they made. And take away their toys.

old account Frank Eory
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re: Social media blamed as UK youths riot
old account Frank Eory   8/9/2011 10:21:51 PM
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Isn't it odd that even in the poorest neighborhoods in Britain, these gangs of young thugs all have smartphones or other mobile access to Twitter, Facebook, instant messaging, etc.?

KB3001
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re: Social media blamed as UK youths riot
KB3001   8/9/2011 9:54:09 PM
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It's got nothing to do with austerity measure. The cuts have yet to kick in anyway. The police were caught off-guard by the speed and coordination of these criminals. Add to that some political issues (some of them recent) which mean that the British police are now afraid to use proper force at the risk of being demonised. As for Karl Marx' prediction, people have been saying this for over a century now after all sorts of crises. The thought of these thugs and criminals fulfilling Marx' prophecy makes me laugh really. They are criminals PERIOD

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