Crisis Time: 5 Tweets that Sum Up the London Riots

People using Twitter to report and comment on current events is commonplace now — and with the London Riots, people are tweeting a wide range of opinions, observing a spectrum of details, and employing a variety of hashtags to describe the violent outbursts in the global hub and UK capital city. One of the coolest things about Twitter is that reading tweets by topic, you can form a general sense of some of the basic issues at play during any one event. Here are five sample tweets that together paint a well-rounded picture of the London rioting crisis.