3 ways social media is fueling the protests in Wisconsin

Democrats and union-supporters are protesting a bill in the state’s capitol, and it’s drawing major media coverage today. As you probably imagined, social media is playing an important role in the fracas.

Democrats are lining up on the union-busting side, while Republicans (and Tea Partiers) are choosing the latter.

Protests over the bill have grabbed headlines nationwide this morning, with several noteworthy incidents taking place: Democratic state senators have fled to an undisclosed location to prevent a vote on the bill; protesters (many of them students) have taken over the capitol building in Madison; and President Obama has weighed in siding with the protesters.

As you probably imagined, social media has played a major part in fueling the protests. (Just search Wisconsin on Twitter, and you’ll see what I mean.) Here are just three ways social media has helped spark and drive the upheaval in the land of cheese:

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