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Israeli baby named 'Like' after Facebook button

By Jennifer Lipman, May 16, 2011

An Israeli girl will grow up with the name "Like" after her social networking enthused parents named her after a Facebook function.

According to Israeli radio station Galgalatz, her parents were looking for a unique name for their third daughter and originally looked at Chinese names before settling on Like.

Like's older sisters are called Pie and Dvash (the Hebrew word for honey).

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Heading speedily back to their roots

May 13, 2011

In the Facebook age, long-lost family can be traced in seconds, Northern Jewish Genealogical Conference delegates were told in Manchester on Sunday.

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Banned from Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg (the lawyer)

By Jennifer Lipman, May 12, 2011

Mark Zuckerberg has been blocked from Facebook.

A Jewish bankruptcy lawyer from Indiana this week found himself persona-non-grata on the popular social networking site because he shared the name of its 26-year-old founder.

Facebook operates a strict policy on fake profiles, and Mr Zuckerberg discovered this week that his page had been removed.

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Mark Zuckerberg's story as told by Tarantino, Capra

By Jennifer Lipman, April 14, 2011

The award-winning The Social Network would have been a very different film without Aaron Sorkin's unique stamp on it. What would it have been like as an action-adventure, indie comedy or as It's a Wonderful Life?

Hat tip: The Scroll

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Facebook founder wins Winklevoss case

By Jennifer Lipman, April 12, 2011

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg walked out of a San Francisco courtroom victorious on Monday after winning his latest legal battle with the Olympic rowers, identical twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss.

The twins, who studied at Harvard at the same time as Mr Zuckerberg, were denied the right to challenge an earlier settlement over Facebook's origins.

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In West Bank, web-savvy are biding time

By Toby Greene, April 7, 2011

Facebook's decision to remove a page calling for a Third Intifada has drawn attention to the impact of social media and the Arab Spring on Palestinians. Young Palestinians have certainly been inspired by regional events.

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Why Israel is signing up to Facebook

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 7, 2011

The Israeli Foreign Ministry is planning to use Facebook for a major PR campaign that it hopes will touch millions of internet users around the world and bypass the often hostile mainstream media.

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What if Moses had an iPad?

By Jennifer Lipman, April 6, 2011
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An imaginative retelling of the Exodus story, using modern technology, produced by Aish.com

Full coverage of Pesach here

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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, sued over Palestinian Intifada page

By Jennifer Lipman, April 4, 2011

He has been sued by his former business partner and by a pair of Olympic rowers

Now Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has another lawsuit on his hands – this time from a Jewish activist who has previously attempted to take on Osama bin Laden and Hillary Clinton.

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New Facebook Intifada page after first one closed

By Jennifer Lipman, March 29, 2011

Facebook has blocked a page calling for violent uprisings and a "Third Palestinian Intifada" following complaints from users and Jewish organisations.

Nearly 350,000 people had registered support for the Arabic language page, which people to rise up against Israel on Nakba Day - May 15 - the date on which Palestinians mourn the establishment of Israel.

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