castigated along with others, for being part of a mob that had taken exception to the prospect of Rod Liddle being appointed editor of the Independent(well I am with him with that)
What those protesting about the mob don't understand
is that these are real people, their own readers, trying to do something about the world around them. They join Facebook groups, retweet about court injunctions or state #welovetheNHS because, occasionally, they have the opportunity to be part of an spontaneous movement that can have a big impact. Not all lead somewhere, of course, but some do. And the more people realise the power of the collective the more they'll join in.