Israeli military disciplines female soldiers for posting racy photos on Facebook
The Israeli military said Sunday that it has disciplined a group of female soldiers who posed for photos in underwear and combat gear and posted the images on Facebook.[…]Shortly thereafter, the Israeli military banned soldiers from using social media sites while on base. The ban was an effort to prevent future embarrassing posts on social media. It remains unclear whether the ban is in effect.
(Source: Washington Post)
War for the Soul of the World
Let us all commit to using social media to tell the stories of our own redemption and help others redeem themselves and the world, instead of building ourselves up by tearing down others.
Social Media Used to Rally Jews for First Jewish Funeral in Australian Outback Since ‘43
The first Jewish funeral in an Australian Outback town since 1943 was held with the aid of a Facebook and Twitter campaign.
Lessons From The Jewish Day School Social Media Academy
We knew before joining the Academy that Facebook could be a great way to reach our parent body, but we just weren’t getting the response we knew was possible! Our first step after joining the Academy was to switch our Facebook profile to a page so that we could garner more likes from our parents and the broader community. Then we started thinking about what content would create the most buzz…
Digital Judaism: Tablet To Tablet - transforming possibilities for Jewish communities
The panel discussed how social media — Jewish gaming, Hasidic blogging, orthodox Facebook sites are changing ideas of moral authority, community, gendered subjectivity and more, while transforming possibilities for Jewish communities in the worlds around them.
All my business is from social media
Social media has transformed the advertising and marketing industries, according to Lilach Bullock, who was last month named among the Top 20 Women Social Media Power Influencers and the Top 50 Social Media Influencers 2013 by Forbes.
Mrs Bullock, 40, says to retain consumers, business leaders need to develop their social media presence over advertising — from Twitter to Linked In and Facebook. The majority cost-free sites “are guaranteed to increase business,” she explains.
Social Media On Shabbos
Gafni attacked Lapid for posting on Facebook on Shabbos. Lapid responded, “I’m entitled to send messages on Shabbat. I do not keep Shabbat. I don’t tell you what to do on Shabbat, you don’t tell me what to do on Shabbat. I don’t ask you, what does this say
Cutting-Edge Work in the Jewish Community
No doubt that the social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest have enabled many to create and support relationships among friends and family. Jewish organizations are just beginning to marshal the power of these platforms for building online communities and for encouraging face-to-face communities.
Pro Israel Facebook Group Hatikvah Leads Jewish Social Media
Hatikvah, a Facebook group with over 53,000 members, was created in March 2010 as a pro-Israel page (facebook.com/hatikvah1). Since its creation, the Hatikvah group has followed a policy of non censorship regarding news coming from Israel.
The Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies Launches New Facebook Page
The Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies announces the recent launch of its new Facebook page featuring highlights and announcements regarding the Institute’s various programs, initiatives and events as well as the latest news in the fields of biblical scholarship and Jewish-Christian studies and relations. Through Facebook’s timeline feature, visitors to the Wall will also be able to explore the Institute’s milestones beginning with its founding in 1953