Occupy Facebook: Protesters Planning Their Own Social Network


Watch out Facebook, the Occupy protest is making its own social network. The Global Square is expected to launch in January 2012, providing a secure space for Occupy protestors to organize, share, and meet fellow protestors, according to its developers. It will also boast a Facebook-like news feed. Unlike Twitter and Facebook however, new Global Square members must be sanctioned by existing ones before being accepted.

This news comes just days after Twitter reports it was subpoenaed by the Massachusetts DA’s office for Occupy Boston account information.

Developers hope to get the site up and running as soon as January, giving protesters somewhere to occupy during wintertime: their computers.

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2 Comments on “Occupy Facebook: Protesters Planning Their Own Social Network”

  1. stefan
    January 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    what about using diaspora* instead??

  2. mbsteisslinger
    January 7, 2012 at 1:27 am #

    whatever can seriously challenge fb, seems good to me. Let’s have a real social commons where we can’t be manipulated for profit by corporations, and where we have inclusion in decision-making.

    Stefan, tell me more about diaspora?

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