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People of the Link


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An ignite talk I did on the correlation between judaism and the internet. The talk was for fun but there is a lot of truth and depth in some of these similarities.

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People of the Link

  1. 1. People of the Link <ul><li>A relationship 5770 years in the making </li></ul>Deborah Schultz @debs Ignite SF May 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>A central theme </li></ul>Dispersed community
  3. 3. <ul><li>Diaspora - spreading across the globe </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Internet traffic- spreading across Europe </li></ul>
  5. 5. Be like the network <ul><li>Jewish geography </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>we get this stuff </li></ul>A framework for survival
  7. 7. The Talmud <ul><li>aka the first blog </li></ul>
  8. 8. Spooky similarities to the web <ul><li>Talmud = Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Tractate = Webbing </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Haggadah <ul><li>An aggregator </li></ul>
  10. 10. Attribution <ul><li>“ One who properly attributes a quote brings redemption to the world” </li></ul><ul><li>Pirkei avot chap 6 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Collaborative Learning <ul><li>aka unconferences </li></ul>
  12. 12. Crowdsourcing <ul><li>A nation of priests </li></ul>
  13. 13. Online Shtetl <ul><li>We never had privacy offline </li></ul>
  14. 14. Make for yourself a rabbi, acquire for yourself a friend, and give everyone the benefit of the doubt Pirkei Avot 1:6 -
  15. 15. Friends & Followers
  16. 16. Tummler - the ultimate example of Connector 2.0 <ul><li>an entertainer or master of ceremonies, especially one who encourages audience interaction (from Yiddish tumler, from tumlen 'make a racket'; cf. German (sich) tummeln 'go among people, cavort') </li></ul><ul><li>NOUN: 1. One, such as a social director or entertainer, who encourages guest or audience participation. 2. One who incites others to action. </li></ul><ul><li>ETYMOLOGY: Yiddish tumler, from tumlen, to make a racket. </li></ul>Learn more at
  17. 17. Participatory Community <ul><li>Two jews three opinions </li></ul>
  18. 18. We Got Tribes Judaism Internet
  19. 19. We Got Gear Judaism Internet
  20. 20. Thanks COMING SOON Special Thanks: Estee Solomon Gray Adina Levin Esther Kustanowitz @debs