My article on Facebook's now-defunct page presenting bullshit data on the number of friendships across the lines of various famous conflicts was featured in a interesting editorial on ״Social Media Platforms and the Upside of Ignorance״.
I was interviewed by Al Jazeera who asked me to talk about the so-called "Facebook Law" here in Israel.
The Marker ran a supplement featuring 26 inspirational research projects. My work on unfriending was included, in an article titled, "Someone unfriended you? You don't have to take offense" (9.10.2016, in Hebrew).
This isn't really in the press, but it's a bit interesting. I wrote a piece on Twitter chat about Facebook unfriending following the Orlando mass shooting of June 12 2016. The terrific CultureDigitally.org published. it.
My research of Facebook unfriending during the Israel-Gaza conflict in the summer of 2014 received some press coverage in Israel and elsewhere. Here are some of the highlights:
- "One in six Israelis blocked or deleted a Facebook friend during Operation Protective Edge," The Marker, 13.10.2014 (in Hebrew).
- "Who unfriended whom on Facebook during the Gaza war? The stats are in," Haaretz, 29.10.14.
- "Study: One in six Israelis cut ties with Facebook friends during Israel-Gaza conflict," The Jerusalem Post, 1.11.14.
- "Gaza war politics drove 1 in 6 Israelis to ‘unfriend’," Times of Israel, 31.10.14.
- A brief appearance on Israeli Channel 2's late night news show (from 17:15, in Hebrew).
I was asked to write a short piece about my unfriending work for the excellent blog, CultureDigitally.org. You can read it here.