London protesters use mobile technology to ruin Bush PR images
Here’s a story from the BBC about clever attempts to ruin
the scenic spectacles Bush handlers hope to capture during
his visit with Queen Elizabeth and the Poodle.
“Protesters angry about the "security bubble" around President
George Bush on his UK visit are being asked to use gadgets to be
heard and seen.
The Chasing Bush campaign is asking people to "disrupt the PR"
of the visit by spoiling stage-managed photos.
They are being encouraged to send location reports and images
by mobile to be posted on the Chasing Bush site.
"We want to give people a chance to be a visible voice of
dissatisfaction," said campaign organiser Tim Ireland.
Technologies like text messaging and weblogs have been
Successfully used in the past to co-ordinate routes and
meet-up points for mass protests.
But the gadgets are now being used more proactively to make
protests more visible and disrupt any potential stage-managing
of the President's visit.”