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An expat’s view: How joining Vine helps me celebrate humankind

Have you tried Vine yet? It’s the video answer to Instagram and Twitter. And in the tradition of most starting-out social media platforms, when I heard all the buzz about it, I could only react with, why? Vine was iOS-only for a while, and this week joined the Android world. So yesterday I downloaded it. First […]


Knesset swears in, we watch, we laugh (and we cry)

Figured I’d stream the Knesset swearing-in ceremony while getting actual work done. Someone in this country has to, right? Anyway, during the part of the gathering where the members nominate and vote for the Knesset Speaker, I found a striking resemblance to a certain type of gathering I’ve been a part of many times now… watching […]

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Ok, Bezeq Parrot. You win.

Well, the Bezeq Parrot had earned his keep methinks. And an Israeli company has proven it is capable of providing not only quality, but creative, customer service. Lots of companies have Twitter accounts for so-called support. Some of them actually keep up with that premise. But @bezeqbenleumi really has it down. We recently switched our […]

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Life in snippets.

Time is going by cliche fast. You hear it and you hear it and then it happens to you. The Koala is nearly four months old. I’m nearly four months not-pregnant. The Koala smiles, laughs, plays. My maternity leave is over and I’m juggling work and baby. I’ve slowed down with updates here, of course. […]

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Israeli Consulate hosting a Twitter Q&A session.

And now, for something new and different. So… here in Israel, we are more computers than people. And I know I was a bit snobbish when I wrote about the Israeli elections campaigns using internet tech and themes from their American counterparts. But this actually tops all that for real: The Israeli Consulate has its […]

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You know you're an Anglo-Israeli working in hi-tech when…

I just received a tweet from a friend: “just heard terrible news…reeling from the shock. baruch dayan ha-emet” And I immediately went to check my favorite news services to find out what happened. First I thought Ariel Sharon, then I thought Gilad Shalit. I scoured the Israeli news sources and then spread out wider to […]