ZDNet.com reported that “Ed Knutson, a website and mobile application developer within the Occupy development team said: “I don’t want to say we’re making our own Facebook. But, we’re making our own Facebook.”
Knutson and other demonstrators are hoping the new social networking site will become a better way for protesters to communicate with each other.
ZDNet.com reported that many names have been thrown around for the new site, including the name “Global Square.”
CBC.ca reported that Jérôme E. Roos, an activist, said, “We have found the existing social media to be increasingly restrictive in their functionality. What we need, at this point, is a platform that allows us to radically democratize our global organizational efforts.”
CBC.ca also reported that the site will offer a map that lists all occupy movements around the world, a search engine that gives users the means to find movements and events, and a news feed with status updates of the most relevant news that can be shared by various movements.