Readers, how do we publicize ourselves to the Occupiers and the indignants?
The Other Elizabeff's post on Paris coverage to come really brought it home to me that Corrente is punching far, far above its weight in Occupation coverage. We've had reporting from the ground in New York, San Francisco, Sacramento, Austin, and we're about to have Paris! To rephrase Humphrey Bogart slightly.
However, I'm guessing, that as a long-time, long-form blog -- and a foul-mouthed left blog at that -- we are (a) not scaling out even to media that still do reporting, and that (b) we are not scaling out to the..., oh, let's just go ahead and call them younger Occupiers and indignados from whom we are, surely by pure coincidence MR SUBLIMINAL Not!, divided partly by style (class and cultural markers), and partly by responsibilities (to family members, especially), and partly by our "class year."* But "all walks of life" can learn from each other, and "all walks of life" must be able to participate if the Occupations are to be successful.
So, how do we scale out horizontally to communicate in more media with more Occupiers? (Noting, again, that as our reporting shows, we are already participating).
One way, surely, is to use the social media we have (until diaspora takes off). If you have a twitter account, you, reader, can tweet any post. Just log into your twitter account, click on the twitter icon below any post, and away you go! And if you have a FaceBorg account, you, reader, can "like" any post. The same goes for Reddit, and all the other Social Media sites in the cute little icons below every Corrente post.
But surely there are other techniques? I'm not a public relations expert. Readers?
NOTE * That is, I really started to follow American politics when the Rs impeached Clinton over a blowjob; first-time voters in 2008 could not have been aware of that history. So my views of the Clinton administration are a little different from the views of those who were involved in the passage of NAFTA. And in regards to the Ds, I'm in the "Class of 2008," in that I only abandoned them in that year. Others abandoned them earlier, so their perspective is necessarily different. All this would not matter if there were an intertemporal or cross-generational narrative into which all this mosaic pieces could fit. But there isn't, yet, and our sociopathic stupid and/or evil 1% will do it's sclerotic best to make sure there isn't one.