Our Facebook page has grown from 300 or so likes on Saturday to over 5,000 today!
On Tuesday, September 20, 2011, <email@example.com
> On 09/20/11, Harrison Schultz<firstname.lastname@example.org
> The situation on at Liberty square is obviously somewhat precarious,
> however it's a something of a relief to report that things have never
> looked better in cyberspace!
> We reached a high water mark in terms of visits and awareness on the
> We had 56,356 total visits - we were at 12,283 the day before this is
> an astounding 359% increase! The number fell a down to 43,308
> yesterday however this is still far higher than any other day we've
> seen since before the 17th - feel proud!
> The number of total unique visitors has followed the same trend -
> there was another astounding 343% increase between the 16th and
> We saw a nice spike in the NYC region as well although it was "only"
> an 89% increase due to the fact local awareness typically seems to be
> a bit higher than outside NYC.
> It is also critical to report that most visits to occupywallst.org
> come from direct traffic searches mostly on google however facebook
> has become the number one referral site to occupywallst.org
> visits from Facebook have increased by a whopping 457%.
> Want more good news?
> Unlike the other measures I've discussed in this report, visits from
> Facebook have only been increasing by a very solid 36% over the past
> few days since the 17th. Bear in mind that facebook is currently only
> responsible for sending us just under 11% of our total traffic in
> spite of these huge increases, suggesting that there is huge potential
> to make the movement grow by using Facebook.
> It's also important to keep in mind that our comrade Bill/radleft
> who's been working with us remotely from Tennessee has been hooking
> many of us up with lots of radio air time - which I unfortunately have
> no way to measure but which will no doubt help swell our ranks. He
> informed me yesterday that he personally suspects that we'll see a
> huge turnout over the weekend. Adbusters has also called for more
> I hope that the take away lesson from all of this is clear - our
> strategy has been working! - so dig deep and HOLD YOUR GROUND!!!
> I also received a report from Grim Woman who began picking up some
> negative feedback on the phone lines after a somewhat grim report was
> listed on occupywallst.org
. I strongly urge individuals in this
> movement to avoid posting images that could be considered "riot porn"
> for the time being, at least until our numbers on the ground cycle
> back up. I also suggest avoiding civil disobedience and any
> unnecessary arrests that might thin our ranks for the moment as well.
> Let's play some defense on the square for a little while.
> If you're on the ground and you've been on the ground for too long -
> thank you, you're sacrifices and actions have not been in vain, expect
> relief this coming weekend.
> I also propose an unrestrained "content attack" on Facebook - let's
> flood it with our photos, updates, and youtube clip postings. Let's
> individually "friend" as many people as possible on the sight and
> recycle and redistribute our content over and over again by "sharing
> it" it'll push our individual messages to the top of the news feeds
> and it will make a difference.
> I'm on my way back to try and help defend our new home, I look forward
> to sleeping in the rain with all of you this evening!
> Love and rage comrades!
> Harrison Tesoura Schultz