During the Arab revolutions earlier this year, attention focused on Facebook and Twitter, but for the looters and rioters of Tottenham, Enfield and Brixton, the communications tool of choice has apparently been Black Berry Messenger (BBM).
It appears to have acted as their private, encrypted social network over the past two nights’ violence.
We conduct a survey by asking 999 respondents in nationwide about their BBM usage experience.
The sampling composition is carefully measured by considering the population of Indonesia internet user.
The highlight of this survey result is mostly focused on the unbalance finding between the number of BBM user and their access frequency.
BBM PINs are typically shared more readily than phone numbers, which means news can spread through the network more quickly than via text messages.
For authorities aiming to track disturbances via this technology, it presents particular problems compared to public social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Black Berry Messenger (BBM) maybe a pioneer in the instant messenger apps installed on the mobile device.
Before Android OS gain its popularity in recent decade, Black Berry popularizes the mobile data based chatting application among smartphone user.