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Blogging, smart mobs and the riots in France

Posted on Mon, Nov 14, 2005 at 5:36 PM by Andrew Chadwick

There's a good article in the Guardian Media section today by Jeff Jarvis about the role of blogs and other websites in the ongoing riots in Paris and other French cities [free registration required to access Media Guardian online].

There appear to have been some smart mob behaviours associated with the riots.

Of equal significance is the fact that the French minister arguably responsible for making the situation worse bought some ad space with Google - to make sure his side of the story appeared prominently in the form of clickable links when individuals searched for information about the disturbances.

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