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Israel briefs reporters by text message

Posted by Admin on January 13, 2009

There’s a good summary of the difficulties of reporting on the current troubles in Gaza and Israel in yesterday’s Guardian. But the line that caught my eye was this one:

“This latter claim was made in a series of text messages to reporters from a spokesman for the Israel Defence Forces.”

Really? Does Israel brief the press by text message? Interesting …

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Could you go mobile free?

Posted by Admin on January 7, 2009

There’s an interesting article in today’s Guardian written by Benjamin Dangl who, after a month’s hiking holiday without his mobile phone, decided to ditch it completely when he got home.

His argument is that mobile phones cause us more stress than they save and actually separate us from the world around, or as he puts it:

“Billions of people across the world use cell phones. Though cell phones can be wonderful, liberating tools of communication, freeing us from the confines of an office and providing more leisure time, they often do the exact opposite. Cell phone use has blurred the boundaries between work and non-work time, increasing stress and tension within families and between friends.”

You can read the full article here. And thanks to Helen Keegan for pointing me to it.

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