Nov 30, 2009

Juvenile Gangs Using Twitter

While most adults have not fully embraced the phenomenon called Twitter, juvenile gangs have, according to the NY Daily News. Twitter, for the uninitiated, is a social networking service that allows users to send short massages ("tweets") to anyone who signs up to receive them. Juvenile gangs, including the ones documented in the article that are active in upper Manhattan, are using this platform to communicate about rivals and, in some cases, initiate conflicts that lead to later acts of violence.