The civic media was based on the occupiers. They set up their own live broadcasting station using Ustream.Tv. The two sides of the streets were using YouTube Live. Using the same logistical system we asked whether anybody who couldn’t come to the protest would listen to one of the three feeds and type whatever they heard into this collaborative type hackpad. Then the people who know French or English or Arabic or whatever other languages then took this transcript and then put their translation work on this spreadsheet coordinating a translation task force. That is how people from abroad knew about this Occupy in real time and they could check with their eyes what is actually happening on the live stream and realize that they are actually doing what they are saying they’re doing.

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