Shimon Peres wants to be your Facebook friend

By Jennifer Lipman, February 24, 2012

Shimon Peres is to join Facebook.

The Israeli president has revealed plans to unveil his page today, ahead of an official launch at the social networking site's California headquarters next month.


Author publishes new book on Facebook first

By Jennifer Lipman, February 17, 2012

An Israeli writer has decided to bypass traditional methods of publishing and print his work on Facebook.

Russian-born Alex Epstein, who moved to Israel as a child, is an award winning author and has enjoyed literary success with two collections of short stories.


Interview: Daniel Sieberg

By Simon Round, February 2, 2012

Daniel Sieberg's wife used to have a nickname for him. She called him "glow worm" because every night when the lights were off, his face was always illuminated by some kind of screen.

She began to get frustrated by her husband's compulsive online behaviour. He would be on social networking sites or surfing the internet and their relationship began to suffer.


The Facebook backer's $350m start-up fund

By Candice Krieger, January 26, 2012

It is every venture capitalist's dream: invest in a young company and watch it grow on an unprecedented scale in a short space of time. And that is exactly what leading VC firm Greylock has managed to do - again and again.

It counts US-based Facebook, LinkedIn and Groupon among its successful investments.


Gilad Shalit logs in to Facebook

By Jennifer Lipman, January 16, 2012

The news that most 25-year-olds had joined Facebook would not normally be greeted with much amazement.

But when the individual in question is an Israeli soldier who was held captive by Hamas for more than five years, it is slightly more interesting.


Facebook warning over terror 'friending' tactics

By Nathan Jeffay, January 12, 2012

Israel reverberated with shock last week when the credit card details of 20,000 citizens were exposed on the internet, and on Monday a hacker briefly took over the website of Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon. But according to one of the country's leading web experts, these incidents are just the "tip of the iceberg" of online terrorist activity.


Israeli drug campaign uses Facebook timeline

By Jennifer Lipman, January 5, 2012

An Israeli media agency has launched an eye-catching campaign for the Israel Anti-Drug Authority, imagining the Facebook history of a drug user compared with what would have happened if he had stayed clean.

McCann Digital Israel has used Facebook's latest redesign, the Timeline format, to show a year in pictures of the life of "Adam Barak".


Fox Latin America asks whether Jews killed Jesus

By Jennifer Lipman, December 30, 2011

A television network has issued an apology after it asked viewers whether they thought the Jews were to blame for the death of Jesus.

Fox Latin America ran a poll on its Facebook page asking people to choose between Pontius Pilate, the High Priests and the Jewish People.

The poll was placed to promote a National Geographic Christmas special.


Will the real Mark Zuckerberg please stand up

By Jennifer Lipman, December 22, 2011

An Israeli has changed his name to Mark Zuckerberg in the hope that it will discourage Facebook from suing him.

The man, formerly known as Rotem Guez, took the dramatic action after he received letters from Facebook’s lawyers warning him that he was in breach of the company’s terms and conditions.


Facebook founder Zuckerberg's photos leaked online

By Jennifer Lipman, December 7, 2011

It seems even the founder of Facebook isn't immune to having his privacy invaded.