Sony DADC disc distribution warehouse burned down: “(It) housed the entire inventory of PIAS UK, the primary distribution hub for more than 150 independent (music) labels … all inventory is feared lost.” Pitchfork, Wired.
— Sympathetic onlookers are mobilising fans to buy digital tracks and a fundraiser…
— After the finger pointed at Twitter, some users coordinated anti-riot response with #RiotCleanup and CatchALooter. Techcrunch.
— The riots have beaten the previous UK Twitter.com traffic spike, accounting for one in every 170 UK website views. Hitwise.
— BBC Newsnight economics editor Paul Mason, who has been reporting excellently on the network effects of financial protest lately, writes “20 reasons why it’s all kicking off everywhere“.
— People are searching for “Mark Duggen”, the man whose death is said to have sparked the original Tottenham incidents. Hitwise.
— Home entertainment electronics and clothing are amongst the items being looted from stores.