Several have cited social networks like Twitter and Facebook as having an important function in spreading and fueling the on-going riots in London and other parts of the United Kingdom. But Twitter and Facebook are also linked to cleansing the violence-torn streets. The social media is getting used to rally countless volunteers in the work. I read this here: Londoners gather for riot cleanup effort
Organizing as riots raged
The Twitter-organized cleaning effort started while the violence was still raging. From Croydon in the south of the city to Ealing in the west, hundreds of volunteers gathered on the riot-ravaged streets of London early Tuesday morning armed with brooms and buckets. They have gathered to clean up the mess and to make a point to the world about themselves and their city.
As one Twitter-user posted: