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Gilad Lotan

Born in Israel and raised partially in East Asia, I have been lucky to travel and live in various countries around the world. Trained in both computer science and design, my professional identity centers around bridging the two worlds.

My personal blog | gilgul on Twitter

I live in New York City and may be reached at giladlotan -at- gmail -dot- com

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Latest posts by Gilad Lotan

1 August 2011

United Kingdom: #BlameTheMuslims Twitter Hashtag Spins Out of Context

Sanum Ghafoor is a 19-year old Muslim student in the UK. Aggravated at how Muslims were immediately accused for any act of violence, especially following last week's Oslo attacks, Sanum...

5 April 2011

Israel: Goldstone Op-Ed Taken on a Media Spin

The Washington Post published a highly controversial op-ed by Richard Goldstone, who led the UNHRC fact-finding mission to investigate international human rights and humanitarian law violations related to the Gaza...

22 February 2011

Egypt: Social Media in the Middle East as a Tool for Incremental Change

In this post, we reflect on Egyptian blogger Hani Morsi's writing about technology driven activism and the role social media plays in providing incremental societal change. Hani's core argument focuses...

28 January 2011

Egypt: Visualizing Topics Shared on Twitter

Twitter has played an instrumental role in keeping the world abreast of the latest developments in Egypt, where demonstrations against the 30-year rule of president Hosni Mubarak have entered their...

Egypt: Tweeting the Protests Continues

The blackout on the Internet in Egypt was supposed to thwart efforts to let the world know what was happening on the ground, as massive demonstrations against president Hosni Mubarak...

27 January 2011

Israel: Bloggers Eye Gaza as Egypt Unrest Spreads through Sinai

This is a summary of Israeli perspectives, blog posts, and media shared online over the last two days, in reaction to the unrest in Egypt. Referenced by Israeli sources as...

25 October 2010

Israel: Controversial Loyalty Oath Undermines Democracy

The Israeli cabinet approved by a 22-8 vote the proposed amendment to Israel's Citizenship Law, which would require all those seeking citizenship to pledge allegiance to Israel as a “Jewish...

28 July 2010

Israel: Rape by Deceit or Racism?

The recent conviction of rape by deceit of an Arab posing as a Jew to seduce a Jewish woman to engage in sexual intercourse has sparked conversations across the Hebrew...

5 June 2010

Israel: A mixed bag of reactions to the flotilla raid

The following post is an assortment of blog entries translated from Hebrew, all taken from the 'hot-topic' page dealing with the flotilla raid, on the Israeli blogging platform Israblog, writes...

2 June 2010

Israel: Fighting the #Flotilla Digital War

The global impact that social media and the real time web had as this story evolved is undeniable. From Twitter to Facebook and onto active forums and talkback threads, the...

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