In 1999 when folks from Media Island brought their equipment to form the first Seattle Indymedia Center, we saw something profound: a way for all of us to track and update the world in our events. It allowed for global solidarity, the ability of people at protests to see what was happening all over the protest, and it made it so we were all able to post updates, photos, audio, etc as it happened.
Portland Indymedia has been the most advanced group in the movement, but here we are on May Day and there are no tools available to really cover the protest. The last ten years have shown us so many innovations in technology: p2p, twitter, advanced cellphones, etc. etc.
we should be documenting the fuck out of this protest. But there hasn't been a page devoted to May Day protest at PIMC since 2007.
instead, @KBOO (KBOO's twitter feed) is the most up to date of any resource, and it's not all that good. http://twitter.com/KBOO
I love you PIMC, but please step up and update the tools available so we can do some real work right now in this city.