By John Ballard
?Occupy the Board Room
Pick someone to write. The site is very user-friendly.
Get with the program.
#occupyeverywhere for a renovation of business morals
It's been two years since my family business suddenly came to a halt. I do not hate the people that through a systematic chain reaction made our customers disappear, because of an artificial fear for investment. I have a hard time with those that don't see the inconsistency with the way things currently work. We are in need of a renovation of leadership. We need our great nation graduates to break the system of "I don't care". #occupyeverywhere for a renovation of the business morals.
You are not alone
And so you must start acting like it. Your actions and policies affect millions of people in a myriad of ways. You have received a great deal, it is time to accept the gift graciously and return it with generosity of spirit, not greed.
We are watching. And we are many.
Michele Gielis Cambridge, MA 02140
how dare you.
Be ashamed, you sad sad man.
Karma won�t escape you.
?CHARTS: Here's What The Wall Street Protesters Are So Angry About...
If you need heavy artillery, go here.
...The focus on growth is the right one. And right now, Occupy continues to grow. Micah Sifry has been tracking social media metrics; on Friday he posted that OWS had doubled in size over the previous eight days, while also noting that the spike in original attention had moderated somewhat.
I think it's also clear that the Occupy movement has moved beyond its "early adopters" - protest-ready young people, online activists, anarchist hacker types, alternative media, and the social media chorus for distributed protest movements. Combine Micah's Facebook metrics with some anecdotal experience and I think the picture is of a startup that is close to its mass adoption moment.
Fueled by outrage (and empowered in part by the innovative use of technology and communications) Occupy Wall Street has burst out of the founders' garages. It embodies a real entrepreneurial spirit, even as it attacks the worst excesses of big-box, the fix-is-in capitalism. And its brand is going wide. I was standing along Sixth Avenue waiting for the cops to let us through their armored phalanx, when I overheard a midwest-tinged conversation to my right.
"What's going on?" said the older women to her spouse. They were clearly dressed for the theater. The husband answered quickly, and no malice or cultural judgment in his voice.
"Oh you know who it is, hon. That's Occupy Wall Street."