Israel, again, makes war social

We have hit Hamas hard, and we will continue to hit Hamas hard. — Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) July 17, 2014 This tweet, by the @IDFspokesman, received about 200 retweets within a minute and a half. War has always been about utilizing the newest toy against your enemy. Enter: Twitter. In the current 10-day (as of this writing) […]

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Social War: A ‘Like’ and a Prayer

Social media mingles with war in the 21st century, and social media and war are just beginning to realize just how bizarre that is. This is an account of the 8-day conflict between Israel and Palestine in November 2012 that saw more than 150 casualties. It is the first Social War, a war centered on […]