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hi tech

Have you heard of Facebook?

It’s mid-2005. I’m sitting across from the CEO of a growing startup in what I hope – as a 23-year-old leaving the path of a journalism career to actually pay some bills – is the last interview for the job. ‘Guerrilla marketing’. The CEO is kind, but my mind is racing as he now asks […]

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politika

Searching Naftali Benn- oof, go home, Bibi, you’re drunk.

Wow. So, this just happened. Heard HaBayit HaYehudi front runner Naftali Bennett got snotty on his Facebook page today, so I went to check it out. Typed out his name and – Oh, hello, Bibi Netanyahu. You crashed yet another party. Living your meme, much? Or are you a lil afraid you will one day […]

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religiousness what a country

Like the Rabbanut… on Facebook.

A couple months ago, out in Jerusalem, we noticed that kashrut certificates for restaurants seem to have been updated: Hmmm… I didn’t even see it at first, but that ubiquitous blue F doesn’t stay out of your eyesight for too long. The Jerusalem Rabbanut on Facebook – how kosher can that be? So – would […]

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street art & photography

Fifty-Two Frames: Out of Focus.

Some weeks I let the photo come to me, some weeks I try too hard, and some weeks I have one idea, and I do it once, and it works. I liked the yellow of the background to kinda indicate old vs new, giving the papers a parchment glow. But I sacrificed the natural color […]

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general

Shimon Peres’ writing on the Wall.

Is there anything this cutie can’t do to make us smile? Now that he’s Mr. President – and finally found a job he fits – Shimon Peres just keeps getting better and better. Like when I watched him interviewed by Barbra Walters on The View last month… (?!) Now he’s gone and seen the writing […]

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400 thoughts

To Ayelet Yakira Galena, z’l

Ayelet – Who are you, that I’m sitting here crying openly in public while reading the tragic news your parents just posted? I never met you, I never spoke to you, I never held you, but through you parents’ amazing capacity for sharing and including all of us – thousands of people across the world, […]

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street art & photography

Fifty-Two Frames: Black and White.

I struggled with this week’s B&W theme on Fifty Two Frames. To go interracial? To go Charedi? To go abstract? In the end I decided, who doesn’t want to start their week with emo DR. Seuss? Week 2: Black and White. Blasphemy: A darker Dr. Seuss

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street art & photography

Fifty-Two Frames: Themeless.

Ten years ago, a dozen or so of my college friends banned together and got me a birthday gift in honor of my impending semester abroad: a Canon EOS Rebel, my first and only SLR. We had a ball together, but then came digital, and I’ve been mainly rocking out to little Elphs ever since. […]

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hi tech news is news

When you mix Jews, legalities, Facebook…

Facebook + Jew vs Jew + lawsuit? Not the first time this has happened, Mark Zuckerberg(s)! Israeli entrepreneur becomes Mark Zuckerberg to fight Facebook But we had to have known some Israeli would have the balls to do this: Israeli entrepreneur Rotem Guez has legally changed his name to Mark Zuckerberg in response to legal […]