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Re: <nettime> Twitter revolutionaries, unmade in the USA
Jaime Magiera on Sat, 10 Oct 2009 17:06:42 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Twitter revolutionaries, unmade in the USA

On Oct 8, 2009, at 3:47 PM, Morlock Elloi wrote:

> Plain curiosity: did these people never learn the Importance of Not
> Being Seen, or was their shtick calculated to result in the bust and
> related press coverage? Gross incompetence or a PR stunt? If latter, I
> hope someone had a camera rolling.


Well, being that they were using radio scanners in their work, it was  
necessary to be near the "festivities". I'd say hiding out in a motel  
room is the best one can do with all that gear and the requirement of  
being within range of the responder communications. Their work was  
probably quite useful to the cause of the protestors. So again, this  
reinforces my previous point on the value of these services in  

Jaime Magiera

Sensory Research, Inc.

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