Occupy the URL Takes Protests to The Internet The Occupy Wall Street protests have spread to cities across the world. Now they're also spreading to banks' websites. A program called Occupy the URL, launched Tuesday, will turn any website into a protest, complete with pop-up photos of Occupy Wall Street protesters. Users need only insert the URL they wish to occupy. The program doesn't actually change a website it targets, but rather creates a mashup of the page and protester images under a new URL. But the new site is more than just a collage over a screenshot of the targeted website: links from the original page remain live in the new URL. "We just wanted to provide a way for people anywhere online to show their support," says Jim Pugh, who created Occupy the URL. Pugh is the CTO of Rebuild the Dream, an organization launched in June with similar (and similarly vague) goals to Occupy Wall Street. The goal, he says, is to get more people involved in the movement.
Vintage Ad Browser Occupy the Web: Hackers join worldwide protest Matt Ewing, founder of green tech company Rewire Labs, decided on Tuesday the Occupy Wall Street movement needed a technology boost. So he held a San Francisco Hackathon Friday night, aptly named “Occupy the Web, hacking for the 99 percent.” Occupy movements targeting corporate corruption have spread outside of the its Occupy Wall Street origins. Indeed, the day of Ewing’s hackathon over 4,000 people marched in San Francisco under the same Occupy flag. “We’re used to seeing manufactured politics — you have the RNC [Republican National Convention] saying, ‘Okay we’re going to have rallies with a clearly defined structure,’” said Ewing in an interview with VentureBeat. For Ewing, technology is both the roadblock and the savior of protesters in today’s age. “[Protesters] can move faster [because of technology], but they can easily look disjointed. Instead of disjointed, Ewing likes to call the movement “distributed,” which turned out to be true of the hackathon as well. Occupy the Hub
Twitter Says It’s Not Censoring Occupy Wall Street–People Really Are More Concerned With Doritos Right Now By Adrianne Jeffries 9/26/11 3:18pm Share this: An iPad set up Saturday night for anyone to tweet from the protest. Demonstrators down on Wall Street for the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ campaign as well as interested parties following the event online were wondering why the hashtag hasn’t broken into Twitter’s trending topics list, which right now feature Radiohead, Doritos and #thechew, a new talk show. Considering there is evidence that Yahoo is blocking emails about the protest with a message about “suspicious activity,” it was suggested that Twitter was also censoring the topic. Not so, says Twitter’s Carolyn Penner, who pointed us to this blog post, written after people made the same speculation about the #wikileaks tag, which explains that Twitter’s trending topics are based on what’s breaking out rather than what’s popular. Sometimes a topic doesn’t break into the Trends list because its popularity isn’t as widespread as people believe. by Taboolaby Taboola Promoted ContentPromoted Content
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OccupiedWSJ (@OccupiedWSJ) sur Twitter Techniques the Corporate Powers Will Use to Destroy the OWS Movement “Remember, the guy who suggests getting the dynamite is usually the Fed.” - Old hippie saying Who knows - this might even be the old hippie who said it. (Photo: DavidDennisPhotos.com at flickr.) Yesterday morning a retired military officer friend (RMOF) and I were conversing about what might happen next with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Since Michael Westen of Burn Notice or Annie Walker from Covert Affairs weren’t available, he offered some thoughts from the point of view of a non-fictional character who studies this stuff. Here are a few of his thoughts and some of my questions, predictions and suggestions. RMOF: I expect “trouble” soon. Spocko: Definitely. Spocko ACTION Suggestion : In the following days the “folks at home” can look through the videos and photos and capture the plants, just like we found “Tony Bologna”. Spocko ProTip for OWS protesters: How can people identify plants at a protest? Check out the “boots on the ground,” literally. Spocko: Spocko: Sadly, I agree RMOF.
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