On a bank holiday twenty years ago, this area would have been lined by people up on their soapboxes (literally and metaphorically), addressing the teh people about their own pet subject, as the crowds walked into Hyde Park. In turn the few in the crowds would be heckling the speakers.

It has been a long time since I saw any Speakers at the Corner. Today the speakers are sitting at home writing blogs, and the hecklers have become trolls.