More apps and coded solutions are coming to the aid of the 99 percent "occupying" the streets from Manhattan to Oakland and worldwide.
A few weeks ago we told you about a nifty app designed with the Occupy Wall Street and elsewhere protests in mind that notifies your comrades in the event you get cuffed by the cops.
It turns out that mobile apps are helping protesters surmount other hurdles to their freedom of expression. An example: Shouty, which circumvents the ban on megaphones and other forms of amplification around New York's Zuccotti Park.
Shouty is basically a live-streaming app along the lines of UStream and others that broadcasts whatever is being picked up by the microphone as an MP3 stream available to whoever wants to connect. It's the work of coder Nathan Hamblen and others at the "social coding" site Github, where the app is available for download for Android--it's not to be confused with the iOS app by the same name, which is basically a Twitter client.… Read more