Monday, September 17, 2012

Texting Good And Evil

Such a remarkable thing: texting. I wonder if Alexander Graham Bell would have approved. Come to think of it, what, with the telegraph, one might wonder why texting didn't get an earlier start - but of course that would have involved learning Morse Code... What happens when you try to text the Lord? Social Media is Going To Church!texting_God.jpg

This is a really interesting story! (by Debra Rubin on Jweekly) here's a smidgen:...congregants at a Miami Beach High Holy Days service for young adults will be asked to use their cellphones to send text messages to the rabbi during parts of the Rosh Hashanah evening service this year.

Rabbi Amy Morrison of Reform’s Temple Beth Sholom will lead the free service for The Tribe, a semi-autonomous pluralistic group, at a nearby Florida Jewish Museum. Morrison, iPad in hand, plans to stand before a five-foot screen and ask congregants to respond at various points in the service — texting, for example, whom they would like to forgive, how they would like to be remembered and their own transgressions. She expects more than 250 people to attend.

“They can interact with the rabbi and they’ll drive the content of the service — they’ll see each other’s comments and can react to them,” said Rebecca Needler Dinar, The Tribe’s director. “We don’t call it a service; we call it an experience.”

Just as there is "Good SMS" there is "Bad SMS" - as "Secret Crush" gets crushed by the New York State Attorney General ::: more from Intelligent Bacon

New York: "Secret Crush" brought to justice! - New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced a settlement with Game Theory LLC

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