US protesters use Google Docs to coordinate

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The main tool for coordination of protesters in the United States was the text editor Google Docs, who would have thought, with such giants as social networks Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

By the way, they are great for covering the protest movement, but the feed with posts is constantly changing, so they cannot be used to create anchor information shelves that a person can always return to. This is exactly the platform that Google’s text editor has become.

The service is very easy to use and accessible to everyone. It does not depend on the entrance to the social network. Protesters create documents containing lists of books about racism, contacts of donation funds, templates for appeals and letters, as well as a chronology of the events of the protest movement in the form of links to posts, photos and videos.

These publicly available documents are easy to return to, they can be viewed simultaneously on multiple screens and easily shared via a tweet or post. And, importantly, each user can view, fill out and edit these documents anonymously. This is another advantage over Twitter or Facebook. Users who follow the link to the document are assigned an animal avatar that hides the key, so those people join the movement

Suddenly, the protests in the United States touched the world’s largest online forum, Reddit, it is in 19th place in the world top of the most visited sites in the world. It is visited by more than a billion users per day.

Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, left the company’s board of directors amid a movement against racism and asked the council to replace himself with a black leader. The Verge notes that shortly before Ohanyan left Reddit, some popular sub-forums began to be locked up and blocked publications criticizing the company’s policy towards inciting hatred. Moderators then accused the company’s leadership of failing to apply racism measures on the site and in individual communities.


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