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Pro #OccupyWallStreet Tweets Beat Anti By 50%

On October 6, the #OccupyWallStreet hashtag spiked with 13,133 messages following news of the mass arrest of protestors on the Brooklyn Bridge. Traffic spiked again four days later, on October 10, when barely-known GOP candidate Buddy Roemer and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream brand openly declared their support for the movement.

How were Twitterers feeling about the movement on October 10? According to data from NM Incite, a Nielsen McKinsey company, 22% of tweets that day were in support of #OccupyWallStreet – double the number of tweets against it.

According to research from NM Incite, on October 10 more than 50% of tweets were pro #OccupyWallStreet. Four percent blamed the government, with 2% and 1% blaming Obama and capitalism, respectively.

Are you telling the world how you feel about #OccupyWallStreet through Twitter? Tell us about it in the comments.

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