The Occupy Movement is a social movement that was created to bring to light issues regarding social and economic inequality in the world. The goal of the movement is for wealth and power to be distributed more equitably throughout the world. According to the movement, 1% of the world’s population holds the wealth and political power over the remaining 99%.
I find this movement interesting not only because of the information that I discovered but also how I discovered it. It was one of the first movements that I discovered using social media. I received a link about the movement via Facebook and searched various sites to gather more information about it.
The information regarding the Occupy Movement that was available through social media and traditional media outlets differed drastically. The information obtained through social media viewed the movement in a positive light whereas traditional media viewed it as a radical movement which was a nuisance to their respective cities.
It was only until I researched the information using both media avenues was I able to make a well informed decision about the movement. Being able to consume content both traditionally and through contemporary medium makes media consumption less bias.
It’s irresponsible to be pessimistic in a field of infinite possibilities. Let us build a bridge to the future. #occupywallstreet
— Brent N. Hunter (@brentnhunter) March 28, 2013
— Oxfam International (@Oxfam) March 27, 2013
There comes a time when silence is betrayal. Martin Luther King #occupywallstreet
— Brent N. Hunter (@brentnhunter) March 25, 2013
— Tyler (@Rocket_Tyler) March 26, 2013
Wealthy Americans have never bailed out the people, but the people have bailed out billionaires and corporations 248 times since 1776.
— Injustice Facts (@InjusticeFacts) March 26, 2013
I’ve just figured out the biggest problem with the world we live in today #GREED
— Simon Johnson (@SiRewindJohnson) March 27, 2013
We’re closing schools so our tax dollars can pad the pockets of billionaires. #SoFedUp
— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC) March 22, 2013