What could Goebbels have done with 140 characters? The question, disturbing as it might sound, can no longer be approached only as theoretical.
When it comes to stemming the proliferation of hate speech on social media, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, likes Facebook’s attitude.
The long-standing Facebook war of words between pro- and anti-Israel partisans has heated up a few degrees with a petition to remove a particularly offensive “F… Israel” page.
Israel's President Shimon Peres welcomed Pope Benedict XVI to Twitter with a tweet extolling Israel-Vatican ties.
Mere hours after the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) took down their first Hamas official at the start of Operation Pillar of Defense, an army of young Israelis took to the Internet.
In addition to Amud Anan (Pillar of Defense), its operation in defense of the Jewish state in response to a barrage of rockets from Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is also taking the operation to Twitter.
“We were over 1000 this year” - said someone on the bus as soon as we left the venue of the fifth edition of Limmud Poland, which took place between October 26-28, 2012.
An upcoming haredi Orthodox mega-rally in New York about the dangers posed by the Internet has a promotional Twitter account.
An Orthodox Jewish girls' high school in Brooklyn has ordered its 11th-grade students to close their Facebook accounts and pay a fine.
At Sioux City Middle School in Iowa, 12-year-old Alex Libby is the odd-man-out. Seen by his peers as different, he has golden hair, gentle eyes, a wide, flat nose and permanently puckered lips. Together, they might seem to express something both pouty and vulnerable, sweet and sad. Kids are not so kind. “People call me fish face,” he blankly tells the camera in the new documentary “Bully” by filmmaker Lee Hirsch. “I don’t mind.”
Ron Avi Astor, the Richard M. and Ann L. Thor Professor in Urban Social Development at USC, has been studying the epidemiology of school violence for nearly 30 years. In 1997, he moved his family to Jerusalem for one year to run the first-ever large-scale comprehensive school violence survey in Israel, with his partner, Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Rami Benbenishty.
With the passing of Apple founder Steve Jobs, master creator of the iPod, iMac, iPhone and iPad, many people are now wondering: Which future brilliant gizmo will be buried with Jobs that we’ll never get to see?
Facebook and its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg are being sued for more than $1 billion for not immediately taking down a page calling for a Third Intifada against Israel.
An Israeli government minister has called on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to remove a page calling for a third Palestinian intifada.
With the Internet playing such a high profile role in the events in the Middle East, what can we learn about more effectively leveraging social media? How can we use social media to foster a more engaged and activated Jewish community? We consulted with Amy Niles Gonzalez and David Sable, both highly regarded digital marketing experts, to offer insights into recent events and how to become a more digital savvy community.
Social networking sites present a new and dangerous medium for spreading anti-Semitism, panelists told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee.
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