Occupy Wall Street uses social media to spread nationwide - Tech Talk
(CBS) - Social media has been an important tool for protesters overseas. Now that the Occupy Wall Street protests have reached a tipping point, the abundance of online organizing is staggering. Occupy Wall Street's Tumblr is heart-wrenchingFunniest #OccupySesameStreet tweets On July 13, 2011, the magazine Adbusters posted a call to occupy Wall Street on their blog. "On September 17, we want to see 20,000 people flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. When CNN reported that "hundreds" of people showed up, it seemed like a success for the cause. Not so fast. Once we took a closer look at the movement and how it was being organized, we were impressed. Facebook pages have popped up for major cities across the country. It's remarkable to see Middle East's protest tactics being used in a free speech society. Occupy Wall Street even got an Internet meme. You have to love technology! © 2011 CBS Interactive Inc.