#OccupyWallStreet Up To 750,000 on Facebook; Growth Slows to 18% a Day
BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 7 2011
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 by the more than 460 Occupy groups on Facebook that we've been tracking stands at 746,936, or almost three-quarters of a million people. That's up 18% since yesterday.
The smaller group that we identified at first, of 201 groups, has also grown at the same rate, to 563,195. The details are all on CollectiveDisorder.com and will continue to be updated every four hours if you want to keep track. This pace is lower than the 25% daily rate we've seen since last Saturday but still on track for #OWS to double in overall size again in the next four days. We'll see if that continues.
On a personal note, I am off for the next 24 hours for Yom Kippur, and then heading to Paris for a few days of R&R followed by the World e-Government Forum, where PdF is up for their "World e-Democracy" international prize. Blogging will be light...