This post is in part an effort to preserve some of the conversation from the occu-communicators meeting described in the following post.
Who gets to speak on behalf of OWS?
- Occupy Wall Street Journal
- ComHub – sms messaging
- Tidal (theory journal)
- Occupy Stories
- Various Facebook Pages
- Regional Occupy Sites
- The Project Project
- Your Inbox: Occupied
Who else? Who shouldn’t be on this list?
How are Occupiers communicating?
- Email listservs
- Mass emails
- Online forums
- Facebook comment threads
- Youtube videos
- Livestream videos
- Feature length films and documentaries
- Dead trees
- Waves of light bounced off buildings
- RSS feeds
- Brochure websites
- Text messaging lists
- Placing stories in mass media (=public relations)
- Placing stories in alternative media (=easier but less effective public relations)
- Self produced television shows in public access
- Micro-radio broadcasting
- Live music, songwriting
- Individual and group blogging
Categories of Online Tools that Tech Ops (and others) Create, Manage, and/or Fantasize About
- Collaborative (foster internal OWS collaboration or collaboration for any purpose)
- Tactical (used for direct actions or to implement a real world project)
- Broadcasting (carry our voice further)
- Administrative (record keeping, lists)
- Alternatives (ways of creating non-capitalist options for consuming, producing, living)
- How is messaging being tested for impact, refined, and tested again?
- Does anyone keep record of what messaging works best, using A/B testing?
- Is there any functional method of keeping multiple voices (voluntarily) coordinated?
- If you wanted to ‘conform’ to OWS messaging priorities, where could you find out what they were on any given day?