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Empowerment through Technology--the views of the activists mentioned do not necessarily reflect my own.
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#OccupyWallStreet: origin and spread visualized by Gilad Lotan

#OccupyWallStreet: origin and spread visualized by Gilad Lotan | Digital Activism | Scoop.it

Last week we published an analysis on the usage of hashtags around the #OccupyWallStreet movement on Twitter, why some phrases reach Twitter’s trending topics list, while others never do. The crux of the the argument highlighted the outcomes of a purely algorithmic mechanism that Twitter uses to generate its trending topics lists.

We’ve all seen an increasing usage of the #Occupy hashtag, splintering into a wide range of sub-movements -> #OccupyBoston, #OccupyVancouver, #OccupySF and many more.


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#Occupy Wall Street Tweets its way onto the Front Page by Alex Stonehill

#Occupy Wall Street Tweets its way onto the Front Page by Alex Stonehill | Digital Activism | Scoop.it

Newspapers don’t dictate what’s news now. With the rise of twitter, and the bloggosphere, the diversity of other voices online tell them what’s news The Occupy Wall Street protests have been a testament to this new kind of protest coverage (as perhaps the Tea Party movement was before it). The protests were initially written off, ignored and marginalized for several weeks. But the outpouring of support in Facebook and twitter streams, and the challenges from upstart outlets to the mainstream media coverage or lack thereof coupled with the tenacity of protesters, finally caught mainstream attention


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