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Big Question: What Effect Does Social Media Have on Real-World Social Unrest?

The London Riots are still going strong, but we’re seeing social media used for both good and evil already. Yesterday, we asked “What effect does social media on the Web have on social unrest in the real world?”

You answered and we culled your responses from Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook, and used Storify to present it back to you. If you have additional responses, please leave them in the comments.

Social media is just a tool. Tools aren’t inherently good or bad – they’re just used to aid someone’s efforts. Social media can make your voice reach more people. Unfortunately, it can’t improve upon your character.

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