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Thoughts in Progress: Why #OccupyWallStreet is Here to Stay

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 19 2011

Bertellsman "Future Challenges" blogger Ulrike Reinhard came by the PdF office yesterday and recorded this conversation with me about the Occupy Wall Street movement. Consider it a record of my thoughts in progress. Read More

#OccupyWallStreet-Friendly Coders Spent This Weekend 'Hacking for the 99%'

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, October 18 2011

"Occupy" logo from OccupyDesign Deciding to do more than make signs, several dozen programmers in three cities around the country got together to use their tech skills in support of Occupy Wall Street protesters. "Many ... Read More

#OccupyWallStreet Movement Has Doubled in Size in Last 8 Days

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 14 2011

Eight days ago, our dataset of "Occupy" Facebook groups tallied 480,000 "likes" of a core group of 200 that we had initially identified at the beginning of October, and nearly 643,000 in all when we include a larger set ... Read More

#Occupywallstreet to Crowdfund a TV Ad

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, October 13 2011

The maker of a 30-second pro-Occupy Wall Street spot that's gaining traction on YouTube is using Loudsauce, a platform to crowdsource funding for media buys in traditional places like on television or the sides of buses, ... Read More

Dave Winer asks, 'Did Politics Just Change?'

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, October 12 2011

Dave Winer suggests that, if the Occupy protests are a sign of things to come, then the future of politics will be completely digital: If politics has changed, it's now in the domain of tech, completely. You won't use ... Read More

Pastebin, an Outlet of Choice for Digital Outlaws

BY Nick Judd | Monday, October 10 2011

On the occasion of its coming into regular use by Occupy Wall Street protesters, Pastebin, the site for uploading snippets of code or protest manifestos, got attention Sunday from the New York Times. From the Times' Noam ... Read More

Report: Some Of #OccupyWallSt's Funds Are Frozen

BY Nick Judd | Friday, October 7 2011

This, from The New Haven Independent: Alliance for Global Justice, a D.C.-based not-for-profit that has been collecting money on behalf of Occupy Wall Street, confirmed as much in a phone interview Thursday. Chuck ... Read More

#OccupyWallStreet Up To 750,000 on Facebook; Growth Slows to 18% a Day

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 7 2011

Here at techWallStreet, I mean techPresident, we've been keeping a close eye on how the #OccupyWallStreet movement is growing virally online, and today we can report that the overall total number of "likes" accumulated ... Read More

A Dispatch from #OccupyWallStreet, the Wired — and Wireless — Protest

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, October 6 2011

It was windy and loud on Broadway last night and Carey Tan hadn't finished making her sign. "I guess I've been a little bit politically active," said Tan, 26. "But never anything like this." Tan crouched over two pieces ... Read More

#OccupyWallStreet Has Grown 25% a Day Online Since Saturday; #OccupyColleges Next?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 6 2011

However we slice the data, the #OccupyWallStreet movement is still growing incredibly fast online. Of the original 201 "Occupy X" Facebook groups that we had identified as of 4pm EST Tuesday October 4, two days ago, the ... Read More