A Map Of Occupy Needs Across The Country

by Alyx Baldwin

More than 5,000 tweets using the #needsoftheoccupiers hashtag were collected from October to December of last year, then geo-located and sorted into top unique needs per occupation site. Tweeted needs included books for New York, garden supplies for San Francisco, Kool-Aid and Crystal Light in Orlando, and in Seattle, after police used pepper spray on protestors, Maalox, which can help neutralize and relieve pepper spray symptoms.

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Alyx Baldwin is into mesh networks, social mechanics, gourmet cooking, code and art. You can follow her on Twitter at @alyxmxe.