Watch the Occupy Wallstreet movemnet grow by using the slider above.
The Occupy Wall Street movement drew a lot of attention in the beginning of October. The protests that started in New York rapidly spread around the world. This visualization shows how.
It is based on data from the site Meetup.com, which is used as a platsform to organize the events around the world. A screen scraper has been written to collect data from all the 2000+ communities.
The size of the dots depends the numbers of occupiers listed on the website. It does not, in other words, necessarily refelct the actual number of protestors.
Due to some technical problems with geocoding special characters a few meetups have been excluded.
It is made using the visualization library D3.js. You need an updated browser to view the it.