So now we have an "apples to apples" metric to measure the people participation in any type of feet on the street event: People Power Hours (PPH). (See Mom and Dad, my MBA is not going to waste.)
Here's a rough estimate of Occupy Wall Streets participation in People Power Hours. I'm going to be conservative about all the variables. Here's the method example for September 17 8:00 a.m. September 18:
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PM Bowling Green: 2,000 x 7 hrs. = 14,000 PPH
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Zuccotti Park Meeting: 1,000 x 5 hrs. = 5,000 PPH
10:00 p.m. - 8: a.m. 9/18/11: 100 x 10 hrs. = 1,000 PPH
Total: 20,000 PPH
At the end of Day 8 at 8:00 a.m. on September 24, 2011, I estimate Occupy Wall Street has logged 287,000 People Power Hours in NYC alone.
That's 8 two hour marches in 8 days of 20,000 people without the use of people power from existing groups.
A constant Occupation is much more powerful than any 8 separate marches. This is just the start.