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A Tweet-by-Tweet Synopsis of the Google Bus Protests
Scott Lucas | Photo: Steven Ellis | December 9, 2013
Or, the the craziest day on the Internet since Batkid.
The protests that blocked the Google Bus in the Mission for half an hour this morning moved so quickly, and involved so many controversies, that maybe the only way to follow it was on social media. Here is our Twitter-generated play-by-play account of the demonstration, and its grisly aftermath.
12:04 PM: @kevinroose: On second viewing, I have $10 on that Google employee being fake.
12:28 PM: @accidentalflyer: #googlebus GOOG rare private company still paying workers fair salaries, but it's ~ $150k not $1.5mil. Protest just wrongheaded & ignorant.
12:38 PM: @fmanjoo: It's not only that the guy is fake. The controversy is fake. There are problems in SF. But the pat oppositional picture this painted is FAKE
12:45 PM: @CalebGarling: This Google bus spat is one of those Twitter deals where we should all get a cup of coffee and check back when the facts have shaken out
1:08 PM: @avolberding: Fake confrontation, real controversy. Stupid stunts distract from the real issues of inequality and legitimate grievances with tech in SF.
1:24 PM: @mattyglesias: False flag Google bus guy should be Person of the Year.
1:45 PM: @hoverbird: SF housing reform / social responsibility in tech advocates deserves better protestors. The fake Google bus stunt was clumsy and stupid.