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  • Orthodox rally for a more kosher Internet

    May 14, 2012 | 11:15 am

    An upcoming haredi Orthodox mega-rally in New York about the dangers posed by the Internet has a promotional Twitter account.

    The event’s box office has an email address. Speeches will be live streamed. And one of the event’s organizers owns a Web marketing company specializing...

  • Ten Tweets to Avoid That Will Ruin Relationships

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    April 27, 2012 | 8:59 am

    I just read this New York Times article about people causing strife in relationships because of their twitter or status updates about situations that should probably be private.  All I can think is how stupid are these people?  Yes, we’ve all had the urge, but keep yourself in...

  • Quit Facebook or risk expulsion, N.Y. Orthodox school orders students

    March 28, 2012 | 10:23 am

    An Orthodox Jewish girls’ high school in Brooklyn has ordered its 11th-grade students to close their Facebook accounts and pay a fine.

    Administrators at the Beis Rivkah High School, which is associated with the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, reportedly called each 11th-grader with...

  • The battle to get ‘Bully’ seen by those who need it most

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 21, 2012 | 1:06 pm

    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....

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  • Q&A with an expert on bullying

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 21, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    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...

  • The Dark Side of Twitter

    By Ilana Angel

    January 9, 2012 | 1:43 am

    Twitter is an interesting thing.  In theory it’s quite remarkable, but in actuality it might be the meanest form of social media in the world.  The amount of hate that is shared on Twitter is mind boggling and you cannot spend any time on there and not wonder how it has become so...

  • Opinion: Following Ted, not Steve

    By David Suissa

    October 26, 2011 | 7:13 pm

    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?

    As someone who adores Apple products, I appreciate the question, but...

  • Facebook sued for $1 billion over Third Intifada page

    April 3, 2011 | 11:31 am

    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.

    The lawsuit was filed March 31 in U.S. District Court in Washington on behalf of Larry Klayman, an attorney and...

  • “Keep Facebook out of Political Conflicts,” Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Says

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 29, 2011 | 11:57 am

    Now that Facebook has removed the page calling for a “Third Palestinian Intifada,” Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon will have one fewer subject to grill Mark Zuckerberg on.

    Ayalon arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday for an extended visit to the Western United...

  • Remove intifada page, Edelstein asks Facebook’s Zuckerberg

    March 24, 2011 | 6:30 pm

    An Israeli government minister has called on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to remove a page calling for a third Palestinian intifada.

    Yuli Edelstein, minister of diplomacy and Diaspora affairs, in a letter sent Wednesday called Zuckerberg’s attention to the Facebook page “Third...

  • TWITTER: Cool or Cruel?

    By Misha Henckel

    March 21, 2011 | 1:46 am

    It’s all about social media these days. If you’re not up with Twitter and Facebook, you’re just not in touch. You’re not relevant. And it’s not just about keeping up, there’s huge value in these latest forms of the Digital Age: bringing down dictators in the Arab world,...

  • Egypt Debrief: Social media lessons for Jewish community

    February 23, 2011 | 6:31 pm

    As seen in The Jewish Week

    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...

  • Facebook Shmacebook!

    By Julia Bendis

    January 18, 2011 | 1:09 pm

    People like me should Not be on Facebook!  When you go to Facebook site to sign up, there should be a giant disclaimer that says: “For tough skin people only!  People that are overly sensitive, wear their heart and feelings on their sleeves, and drama queens should NOT sign up!”...

  • Congressional hearing tackles anti-Semitism in social media

    April 19, 2010 | 3:28 pm

    Social networking sites present a new and dangerous medium for spreading anti-Semitism, panelists told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee.

    The April 14 hearing, titled “Combating Anti-Semitism: Protecting Human Rights,” looked at the proliferation of hate speech...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: ‘Dem Phones Dem Phones Dem iPhones—Hear the Word of the Lord’

    By The Web Guy

    December 28, 2008 | 1:38 am

    Dem Phones, Dem Phones, Dem iPhones

    A recreation? A mashup of old video and new audio?  Whatever, it’s great!

    And true!

    :-)

    For more on Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones:

    Dry Bones cartoons and the Dry Bones Project are called Dry Bones because of the 2600 years-old writings of the Biblical Prophet Ezekiel.
    Like a police sketch artist trying to portray what a witness is describing, the cartoonist has done his best to draw what Ezekiel claimed to have seen.
    This “Graphic Novel” is called: Listening to Ezekiel

     

     

  • Online Antisemitism 2.0. “Social Antisemitism” on the “Social Web”

    By The Web Guy

    March 18, 2008 | 9:31 pm

    Just found this online.

    Online Antisemitism 2.0. “Social Antisemitism” on the “Social Web” by
    Andre Oboler:

    Around 2004, changes in technology created Web 2.0.[1] As technology adapted, so did online antisemitism. With the new “social web” came a new “social antisemitism.” This...

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