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Auschwitz Survivor Uses Facebook To Search For Lost Brother



” Elias Gottesman, a Holocaust survivor who hasn’t seen his brother Jeno in 68 years, has sought the help of Facebook in order to find his brother who he believes survived the death camp and may still be alive.

Upon joining Facebook in order to try and do the seemingly impossible task of locating his brother after all these years he has over 16,000 people showing their support through supportive comments and ‘likes’ on the social networking site encouraging and showing their support for his cause. Menachem believes there is a strong possibility that his twin sibling is still alive and has some reason to keep hope given the fact that the Red Cross records indicate that A7734 did survive the death camp and was alive at least two weeks after it was liberated by the Soviets. (Policy Mic, March 17 2013)”





A “Social Media Militia” Can Preserve Our Liberties Today





” My recent post on “Independence Day” sparked a spirited discussion around poll data showing that only 8% of those questioned identified themselves as members of the “tea party” (hat-tip to gs).

This, in turn, became a topic of discussion among the a group of citizen activists formed to support our local group, SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition. This team, tagged as the San-Diego Local Order of Bloggers (the SLOBS), has been the cornerstone of our local independent-conservative information networking system.

During our exchange, three points were agreed upon in full:

1) The “tea party” is an idea, not a group. So while people may not identify themselves as members, that doesn’t mean they no longer believe in the value of small government, sane budgets, and the “little book“.

2) The “tea party” is in need of rebranding.

3) The retooling of the “tea party” must include better use of popular culture and social media.

As an example, I wanted to share the background on the SLOBs and how it is effectively used. The website was created by Charles Fettinger (aka “Doo Doo Economics”).  He offers some details:

“Our website is technically a blog aggregator with search engine optimization and social networking automation. Each time a blogger adds a new article, the article pops up on the website, Facebook, Twitter and in our Android App. Because the article is automatically available in several places on the internet , the article gains better position in search engines.

The website is intuitive and promotes our fellow bloggers work. It keeps us reading and commenting on each other’s work to promote the collaboration of ideas. The collaboration is not managed, which maximized innovation by allowing us to pursue stories and ideas. Many great ideas are built on the shoulders of other great ideas. In a battle of ideas, this is a tremendous advantage.  Because the fact that our bloggers hold diverse perspectives, the SLOBs is a rich collaborating team. “