Social network Twitter tool used in organising riots in Moldova. From CNN

Moldova: Romania to blame for Twitter riots

Protests over Moldova's election have gathered pace, fueled by Facebook and Twitter.

Protests over Moldova’s election have gathered pace, fueled by Facebook and Twitter.

Vladimir Voronin described riots in the Moldovan capital Chisinau against his ruling Communist party’s victory in Sunday elections as “very serious” and pledged to take action in response.

“Romania is involved in everything that has happened,” he said, according to the RIA-Novosti news agency. “Patience also has its limits.”

An estimated 10,000 mainly students gathered Tuesday to protest what they say was a rigged election. Many in the crowd were summoned using social networking tools, particularly Twitter.(more

Nero Facebooked while Rome Tweeted. Remember next time you tweet the contents of your lunchbox to mates – someone somewhere in the world is using Twitter to stage a coup, and they are only a few pixels away.