Were the rioters in England mainly from its more impoverished regions? KehlBayern August 17, 2011 News 4 Comments The Guardian dared to ask this question, and the answer is intriguing in the least. If anything, the riots in London and elsewhere represent a confluence of socio-economic factors as well as technological ones, as documented elsewhere. The intersection of social networking and social mobilization will provide many interesting tensions for governments in the years to come. I hope that we err on the side of progress rather than that of caution.