By Rachel Hawkes
Micro-blogging platform Twitter has revealed to the BBC that it now has more than 10 million active Twitter users throughout the UK. Globally, Twitter has 140 million users but the UK leads the rest of the world when it comes to accessing the platform via their mobile handsets.
23 August 2011
Social media and its role in the London riots rages on
By Tim Gibbon
This week may shed more light on how the government, and in turn the police, will manage social media in times of unrest. On Thursday, social network Facebook, microblogging service Twitter and Research in Motion (RIM)'s Blackberry are to meet the UK Home Office to discuss the riots in England.