Occupy Wall Street activists are developing a social network called The Global Square for the generation of protesters. The site is expected to launch in January.
“We don’t want to trust Facebook with private messages among activists,” developer Ed Knutson noted Wired. Knutson is helping build the network, which will unite members of Occupy movements across the globe. As the physical camps suffer evictions across the U.S., digital meetings take on extra importance. explains a November RoarMag blog post.
The Global Square will include an interactive map of uprisings around the world, an easy search option to find movements near you, a Facebook-style news feed, calendars, debate forums, collaboration space, messaging and more. Access isn't like joining Facebook; to become a member, you will need a sponsor to vouch you are trustworthy.