As part of Anonymous’s #OpIsrael, it appears the hacktivists have wiped the Bank of Jerusalem from the web. The site currently loads a mostly blank page with the message, “Couldn’t connect to the database server.” A tweet appearing to tie the site outage to Anonymous’s support of the people of the Gaza was posted on @YourAnonNews: Read More
After announcing their intention to attack Hamas on Twitter, the Israeli Defense Force began military operations in Gaza yesterday. The Alqassam Brigades, Hamas’s military arm, also has a Twitter account, and the two have been engaging in a sparring match on the platform that elevates typically meaningless Twitter tiffs into the stuff of WWIII nightmares.
Aside from updating their followers on the death toll and the status of military strikes, both accounts have tweeted photos of children (warning: both links are graphic) injured or killed in the conflict. The IDF is letting no social media channel go untouched. They’ve been uploading photos of their operations to Flickr and Pinterest and publishing status updates to their official Facebook page. They also just started a Tumblr account that is littered with pro-Israel propaganda, including a photo showing a cartoon of an Israeli family in the crosshairs of a Hamas target with the message “Israeli civilians are Hamas’s target.” Read More
In what is surely a weird moment for Twitter, bastion of cat-fights between tech bloggers and hashtag memes entirely devoted to stupid crap people do when they drink, Israel’s Defense Forces today announced a major operation against Hamas. As Fast Company noted, this “was the first confirmation made to the media of an official military campaign” via Twitter.
The IDF’s announcement is serious business. The tweets speak for themselves: Read More
Ashton Kutcher is the most-followed person on Twitter, thanks to an early and aggressive campaign which included billboard ads and a trumped-up race against CNN to the million follower mark.
The actor had 6,192,355 followers and was on 63,499 lists at the time of this post. Because of his colossal Twitter following Read More