Israel recently used Facebook as a way to prevent pro-Palestinian supporters from flying to or entering the country. Israel’s government blacklisted hundreds of names based on social media activity and ordered airports to prevent their travel. Over 300 people were held for questioning after landing at Tel Aviv’s airport. In other news, a recent study reveals that cellphone and device use are responsible for a majority of distracted driver accidents. A majority of states have banned handheld cellphone use as a result. The report also said that there’s not enough evidence to suggest the bans lowered crash rates. And finally, for the first time since 2004, album sales for the first half of the year are up 1%. The growth may be attributed to the death of LimeWire and a 19% growth in digital sales. Whether or not the growth is sustainable is yet to be seen.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 11, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).