The hapless former occupiers, too afraid to even tough it out in the rain tonight, are reduced to sitting around tweeting to each other or something. Well, on the upside, we found something they can do that doesn’t emit pungent odors or result in someone being raped.
They cannot be stopped because they can still tweet, damn it!
Chatter about Occupy Wall Street has surged on social media networks. Between Monday and Tuesday afternoons, tweets containing the hashtag #n17 — which represents the activists’ plan for mass protests on Thursday — nearly doubled.
And then there’s the good old-fashioned personal touch: OWS Working groups have office space and the public atrium at 60 Wall Street has been a go-to place.
The free Internet connection activist geeks like Hornbein helped organize in Zuccotti was possibly lost during the raid – though Hornbein dreams of free networks for protesters across the city.
Hornbein says what has most hindered organizing efforts is the loss of the movements’ defacto leaders.
“The key people are in jail, that’s kind of the tough thing,” Hornbein said.