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London and other cities in the United Kingdom have been hit by riots for the last few days. Many of those responsible for the looting, arson and rioting which has hit British streets are believed to be teenagers, and the BlackBerry Messenger service BBM for short is believed to have played a key role in assisting rioters organise their activities. Unlike systems like Twitter where messages are searchable by the public, BBM is a closed system which makes it easy for users to secretly send one-to-many messages to their contacts, instantly and with no cost.
Alright, granddad, that BlackBerry you just pulled from your pocket is about as up to date as a Top of the Pops repeat featuring Glen Hoddle and Chris Waddle. Even Barack Obama has scrapped his BlackBerry in favour of something smarter. That wasn't always the case though.
Then, inthe subjects now entering 8th grade were provided with BlackBerry devices with unlimited text and data plans paid for by the investigators. The devices were configured so that the content of all text messages, e-mail messages, and instant messages was saved to a secure server to be mined by the researchers — overmessages a month are being archived. Preliminary analyses have been published in Developmental Psychology. Half a million new messages pour into the database every month.
Channel 4 News finds out. Their top three activities are social networking, listening to music and playing games. Clare Hopping, group editor of Know Your Mobiletold Channel 4 News the youth market follows trends much more closely than adults.
The phone that once so dominated the UK youth market that its messaging service BBM was even blamed for helping to connect young rioters who fought police and wrecked shops in London and other cities inhas now lost its cool. BlackBerry has been usurped by Apple and Android-run phones, and BBM has been eclipsed by the emergence of free messaging apps that work across a range of devices. The grandfather of the group, WhatsApp, created by two ex-Yahoo engineers inhas more than million users and processes 31 billion messages a day, a spokeswoman told Reuters, making it bigger than Twitter in terms of active users.
For the last four years, the University of Texas at Dallas professor has been collecting texts sent by and to adolescent students at a large suburban Texas high school as part of a study dubbed the BlackBerry Project. In return, the young participants allow researchers to record all the texts and emails they send and receive from the phone, which they agree to use as their primary communication device. As you might guess, the number of texts that Underwood and her team have collected is mind-numbing.
Everyone in Edmonton Enfield Wood Green everywhere in north link up at Enfield Town station at 4 o'clock sharp," was one message passed around by BlackBerry messenger users in north London on Sunday. So why has the mobile of the city professional become the communication device of choice for British teenagers? And which communication devices are being used by other demographics? And why?