فيسبوك: 22 أيلول، 2009

22 أيلول، 2009 / فيسبوك

–         الضمير الحي جلاد لا يرحم.

–         غالباً ما يأتي الامتناع عن العمل في المجتمعات السلطوية بمثابة صرخة أعلى من أي كلمة، وغالباً ما يكون الصمت فيه علامة رفض.

Simple Facebook question raises problems around the world

Quoted in CNN

Facebook recently changed its listing for the Golan Heights — which Israel captured from Syria in 1967 — so users there could choose to say whether they live in Israel or Syria.

It was responding to pressure from a pro-Israel group called HonestReporting — and from Facebook users who set up a group on the site itself called “Facebook, Golan Residents Live in Israel, not Syria.” Continue reading “Simple Facebook question raises problems around the world”

Facebook gets caught in Golan Heights dispute

Quoted in CNN

JERUSALEM (CNN) — Logging onto Facebook as a resident in the Golan Heights, should you enter Syria or Israel as your home country? … “We deal with the listings for disputed territories on a case-by-case basis, and with Golan Heights we decided a dual listing made sense in this instance.”

Reaction from Syria is likely to be muted according to Syrian scholar, Ammar Abdulhamid. He told CNN that Facebook and other social networking sites have already been banned in Syria. “The Syrian government has really taken a strong stance on Internet activism and social networking sites,” he said. Continue reading “Facebook gets caught in Golan Heights dispute”