From Livestream To Mainstream
The Occupy Wall Street Movement has been using the Internet to help get its message across, specifically one website, LiveStream.com. Since the first demonstrations in September, the site has surpassed a billion viewer minutes for its Occupy coverage. Reporter Nina Porzucki of Turnstyle News has that story.
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NINA PORZUCKI: In October, in the middle of Zuccotti Park, 21-year-old Victoria Sobel set up a webcam on her refurbished laptop, or Hackintosh as she calls it, and logged into Livestream.com.
VICTORIA SOBEL: Hi, LiveStream. Are we live, 'cause usually this...
PORZUCKI: A string of messages from people watching Sobel filled the screen. They asked her questions.
SOBEL: Someone is asking is their march today. I'm going to go take you guys to the calendar board, so we'll go find out.
PORZUCKI: The Occupy Wall Street Livestream feed and its offshoots in other cities are changing the way in which thousands of people around the world have viewed the protests: live and unedited. This has caused a big bump for the company LiveStream.com with odd consequences.
Back in September, when the Occupiers first set up the free channel, viewers sympathetic to the movement complained loudly. As they wa...
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