Wall Street Protesters Take to Twitter Barricades
The 99 Percent Use Social Media: Unsurprisingly, social media has played a large role in the “Occupy Wall Street” protests that have been going on. According to this New York Times article, over 200 Facebook pages and Twitter accounts have been created in cities across the country in the past week that are reaching out to find new volunteers and to support discussions about the protesting against economic inequality. Protesters have been using social media sites to organize events and to document progress, like the WeArethe99Percent Tumblr, which posts pictures of protests all over the country. Like we’ve seen with social activism in the Middle East, social media becomes a valuable tool for organizing groups for a social cause. NYT
Get Spiritual on Google Plus: Google execs may not be using Google Plus, but the Dalai Lama is. He participated in a “Google Plus Hangout” with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The conversation is part of the inaugural Desmond Tutu Peace Lecture in Cape Town, South Africa. The Dalai Lama is also an active tweeter (@DalaiLama) and has a Klout score of 85. Who knew that an exiled spiritual Tibetan leader would be such an active social media user. The Daily Dot
Techie Fashion Trend: If you want a St. Croix Techno-Cotton Mock Pullover Style 1990, the shirt of choice of the late Steve Jobs, then you’re going to have to wait. The $175 mock turtlenecks are currently sold out. Hopefully the mock turtleneck doesn’t become a real trend though — he may have been innovative and on the cutting edge when it came to technology, but not so much when it came to fashion. Business Insider
Blog of the Day: If your house was burning down, what would you take with you? The items you choose say a lot about you and what’s important to you. That is the premise behind this blog started by blogger/photographer Foster Huntington. As Huntington puts it, “Think of it as an interview condensed into one question” (with beautiful pictures). The Burning House
Video of the Day: It was a meeting of the minds on SNL’s Weekend Update with party animal Stefon and model extraodinaire Zoolander.
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