After days of riots in London, thousands of Londoners and worldwide supporters are taking to social networks to help reclaim the streets of London.  Possibly, the first Twitter organized  post-riot clean up party!

While the rioters organized using the underground paths of Blackberry Messenger, the highly spreadable mediums of Facebook and Twitter have shown to be the perfect platforms for mobilizing cleanup organizers and followers in the early aftermath of the rioting.

For the most part, organization has been very smooth, with a few key hubs across social platforms taking root. The @RiotCleanup Twitter page has amassed more than 50,000 followers in fewer than 10 hours and is consistently broadcasting cleanup locations and times, along with other pertinent information regarding the initiative.

On Facebook, a similar page has emerged as the central location for information on the world’s largest social network. And for a more static look at where the action is, is being constantly updated with cleanup location information. The creator of the website and resident of rural Shropshire, England explained: “I was sitting at home following the #londonriots hashtag — then I saw #riotcleanup start to appear. I am not in London, but wanted to do something. Near enough simultaneously, I registered as someone else got the Twitter account @riotcleanup going. Then, I just knocked something together as fast as possible and uploaded it!”


Beyond the riot cleanup, another effort to catch and prosecute looters has taken root, with the Tumblr account “Catch A Looter” accepting and posting images of looters for identification.

Now how brilliant is that!?!?!