Thursday, November 17, 2011

Report: Twitter Has Blocked #OWS and #OccupyWallStreet from Trending Topics

SweetOnPeace tweets:
#OWS and #OccupyWallStreet are blocked from Trending topics. But its great to know that twitter lets #MyDickIn3WordsOrLess take first place

UPDATE from NY Daily News

Brooklyn-bound traffic on Brooklyn Bridge roadway is closed because of protesters. Protesters are walking on the bridge.

UPDATE 2: Caught SEIU, the union with close ties to President Obama, aggressively promoting focus on the protest. They tweet:

MT @NBCNewYork: Chopper 4 has moved to Foley Square, where thousands of #OWS protesters are gathered. Watch live: #N17


  1. i may be mistaken, but i'm fairly sure that twitter just has an algorithm that, rather than just picking up on the volume of any hashtag, goes in for novelty. Since this movement is no longer "new" (compared to the lightening with which the internet moves), it won't be able to make it onto the trends

  2. Twitter blocks stuff all the time. Nothing to see here.

  3. That's funny, I keep hearing about that algorithm. But I remember when #Inception was trending for weeks after the movie came out.

    Didn't the Twitter founder(s) meet with Obama in that famous Silicon Valley dinner not too long ago?

  4. or beiber trending everyday for nearly two years. some algorithm.