Occupy Wall Street

294394_396982753702828_2012441159_n

In our society today it seems to be we are now all connected in someway through a complex network of various media. Within the past few years Facebook has become one of the most largely discussed platforms. In 2011 when many of us were experiencing financial hardship, we began to direct our attention towards the system in which we abide by in the United States. At this time there was a new push for economic reform and many turned their attention to the extravagantly  wealthy.

There have been many protests throughout our history that have pushed for change but the Occupy Wall Street protest was different. Suddenly people all over the United States were using Facebook as a way to define specific locations and organize protests. Additionally the protest did not just reside in one location, it became a movement throughout America. Occupy Wall Street became so large that it even lead to images of police “abusing” protestors. Because of our ability to transfer and share information with the click of a button we either have a voice which can be very loud or mute. What I mean by loud or mute is that our individual voice may be heard, but I believe soon we will become accustom to people commenting on posts and creating pages that it will eventually be like spam.

It is interesting to see if social media and mediated mobilization will bring us closer together or ultimately push us further apart. As cliche as this is to say, “only time will tell.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s