Category: Wire[d] Thoughts

New Media Occupying the Voice of the 99% — #OccupyWallStreet

You may or may not have read my last post about Occupy Wall Street, and that’s just fine.  This is serving as a bit of a follow-up…

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Since my last post, I have opened my ears and eyes a bit more, and as a result, I have become a bit more educated and informed about what is going on down on Wall Street, and throughout other cities in the world.  Since then, I have also received several mentions on other blogs related to Occupy Wall Street, and it’s begun to fascinate me how little attention Occupy Wall Street, or the other Occupy (insert city/state name here), have gained in the main media.  The media only seems interested when larger events, such as protestors being maced, or a large number were arrested when crossing the Brooklyn Bridge.

Take notes, friends.  This is something that is usually only seen and heard in history books.

But, are these news outlets doing their job?  Are they explaining to the people why these people are being maced, or arrested, or why they’re even there to begin with?  Is the “popular” media, making the protestors out to be harmful, destructive individuals, or people simply coming together to peacefully unite in change? Is the media doing its job? Or is New Media leading the way, while the “popular” media is taking a back seat ride and looking the other way?

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Occupy Wall Street — what is it?

Has anyone else asked themselves this question recently? I have.

I knew, in short, that it was people protesting/rallying/coming together/etc. about to economic crisis.  I knew it was, well, on Wall Street, and I heard about some of the police action that was taken.  But, I feel like it hasn’t really been made known several things…like, how it started, who made it start, why (other than the economy) they started it, how it branched to other cities/continents, and other things of that nature.

Have I just been tuned out of the media, or has the news on this been a bit hush-hush?

I did a bit of research on the sites I will list below, but I’m still feeling fuzzy about it. I did find out that it was mostly spurred by the revolution and happenings in Egypt, which were started by a gathering of people.  Though, I feel like those incidents received more media coverage than this is, perhaps that is why it did so well?  More people were informed about it?

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A world before, 10 years later.

In a time before social networking and hashtags, before phones were smarter than some humans, before hipsters and Flash Mobs, and even scarcely before iPods, when books and newspapers were not being read electronically, and barely past Y2K and the scare that surrounded it, the United States was changed forever.

Ten years ago, on September 11, 2001, the United States was targeted by a group, a force, of people with one common goal — death & destruction.  To destroy a nation as they knew it, a nation which stood for all that they stood against.  To target the lives of thousands of innocent people, to take them from their friends and their families, and alter reality as we all once knew it…

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And so it begins…

Day 21: Do I dare?

There always comes that time for the first post.  There’s always that struggle of oh, what do I say? Do I say, “WOO FIRST POST,” and leave it at that, or do I post something thoughtful and awesome that shows how much of a creative and deep-thinker I am?  Do I post something about myself?  Do I post something random, or something that will be similar to what the posts to come will be like? Well, I have no idea what to post, either.  It’s best to use the band-aid method, though, and just get-it-over-with!

And, honestly, I’m not sure if I’d be able to post anything like what other posts will be like.  Because, honestly, I’m not sure what they’ll be like.  They will, most likely, incorporate that of news, pop culture, the entertainment industry, the music industry, photography, travel, social media, interesting and thought-provoking subjects, and everything in between.  I simply cannot promise you one thing, because I can only promise you everything.

Enjoy!