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Social Media Helps Spur Occupy Wall Street Protests

Social Media for a Social Change What started off with a small group of people protesting against economic inequality and social greed in New York City has now turned into a growing, global movement. While some people are drawing an analogy to Tahrir Square, the Anti-Wall Street protests clearly highlight how important social media can be. With demonstrations being held outside financial institutions and federal banks from LA to Boston, the protesters have taken to social media, hoping for a social change. From Twitter hashtags that are being used to spread the word, to Facebook posts and countless YouTube videos, the movement continues to gain mileage every day. Unlike a few years ago, when protests and campaigns briefly grabbed the attention of the world via traditional channels, only to fade away with time, the real-time nature of social media has changed the way campaigns are organized and broadcasted. Here’s a…