From:   Justin Wedes <jwedes@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 20, 2011 10:59:25 PM
To:   Sep17 Listserv <september17@googlegroups.com>
Subject:   [september17discuss] Power of Social Media - @REBNY Case Study
 

Hey all,

 

This article

 

http://therealdeal.com/newyork/articles/occupy-wall-street-supporters-target-rebny-and-president-steven-spinola-over-parks-access-on-twitter-and-facebook

 

highlights the power of Twitter/Facebook to push obscure issues into the open.

 

On the advice of people on this list, I tweeted out - and so did others - concrete ways for folks to contact Real Estate Board of NY and tell them not to pressure the city to close public parks at night or instate other rules.

 

The word quickly spread, leading to many "polite" phone calls, posts and eventually official statements from many involved!

 

In short, thanks for keeping the info flowing and let's continue to ramp up pressure on institutions that want to limit public access and free speech!

 

-Justin

 

Justin Wedes

Educator & Activist

Brooklyn, NY

 

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will you #occupy?

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