As Malcolm Gladwell simply states, technology has reinvented social activism, and this is evident in the Occupy Wall Street movement. The shift of social activism from strongly tied personal connections to loosely connected social media platforms has allowed for the rapid and immediate sharing of information which has revolutionized the way Occupy Wall Street has spread across the country.
Technology has not only effected how the movement has spread, but also how the history of the OWS movement is portrayed. The increased usage of social media outlets and blogging has shifted the way OWS is reported. No longer are social movements only reliant on traditional media to document its history. Anyone now has access to millions of people via the internet and can document the history of the movement as they see it. As the History of the Occupy Wall Street movement is further looked into, it is important to realize that now because of technology there is no static, commonly accepted, history of the movement. This is because the revolutionized reporting of the Occupy Wall Street now spans from the traditional media sources (newspapers, journals ect.) to non-tradition (blogs, tumblers, ect.) and social media outlets.