Re: [SACC-L] Worth Noting?
- There were many forms of communication in play - using bullhorns from the windows to talk to the supporters outside, cellphones, texting, Indymedia postings - video and pictures from cellphones and possibly twitter, but there wasn't a lot of distinction on people's part - no real groups set up ala Tehran or Pittsburg (where the main organizers using twitter were later arrested).
Still, the main thing that turned the tide, and resulted in misdemeanor charges for the remaining 40 or so, as compared to the felony charges against the first three arrested earlier on, was the time-tested phenomenon of a large gathering of fairly determined Homo sapiens sapiens.So, the more things change, the more they remain.....
>>> "Lynch, Brian M" <blynch@...> 11/20/09 5:00 PM >>>Apropos of our discussions in the past about the use of Twitter, you can maybe take note of an example that is unfolding right this moment (11/20/09 at 7:55 EST) at UC Berkeley. Students there are protesting the 32% increase in student fees (equivalent, it seems, of tuition) and have staged a sit-in of a classroom building since yesterday. They are now using Twitter to communicate with people outside, as they attempt to negotiate with administration about their demands. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, in part in their use of social media to draw support and to clarify the nature of their protest. A current cultural phenomena now unfolding in our midst?
See @ucbprotest on Twitter
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