from TechPresident:

Protest Watch: The Republican National Convention’s activities in St. Paul have been largely suspended today due to Hurricane Gustav, but the protests around the convention aren’t taking a break. Officials raided one of the planning stations earlier this week, and the world seems to be keeping watch: video of the raids have been posted on YouTube and the progress of the protests is being constantly Twittered. The RNC ’08 in Minnesota may well be the site of the first major convention protests fully live-documented with social tools. We’re not referencing anything like way back in 1968, when protestors directed a great deal of their efforts towards gaining the attention of major news crews. Think 2004: neither YouTube nor Twitter were launched until after the Boston and New York City conventions. #


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