[Marxism] Occupy protests: There's an app for that

Negar Mottahedeh negar at duke.edu
Sun Oct 30 17:16:14 MDT 2011

"When Apple introduced the iPad, most of its advertising focused on the applications it could showcase. Their most popular ads ended with the catchy slogan, "There's an App For That".

Now there's an App for Occupy Wall Street, as up to date and tech savvy as any of the top of the line offerings available through Apple stores. This one not only aggregates news - or at least some of it - in the world press, but offers access to social media to Twitter feeds and Facebook.

...Occupy's technology is driving its support base, communicating its message, and offering a counterpoint to the mainstream media which can be hostile and nasty.

Leslie Griffith, an award-winning former news anchor on a popular Oakland TV station says the media has failed our democracy

Full story from Al Jazeera English: http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/10/20111030111545619.html 

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