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Paul Jacobson
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As many predicted, Google relaunched its photos service as the standalone Google Photos just days after I told you why you should use Flickr as your primary photo storage and sharing service. Google Photos is a pretty good service but it still doesn’t…
Google Photos was relaunched and revamped. Still, Flickr is better than Google Photos, even with Google's free "unlimited" uploads option.
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We live in Modi’in in Central Israel. It is one of the first cities in Israel that was actually planned before being built and it is a terrific city for families with lots of parks and open spaces. The city is under construction and is going to receive a…
Our city is under construction and it is a fascinating process to watch from the perspective of a new resident. Here are some f my photos.
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Flickr recently updated its Web and mobile apps with features that make it one of the most compelling photo sharing and storage services available today. It is so good now that using its competitors would probably be a waste of money. I’ve been using…
Flickr is even better. I went through a journey of a few years and now use Flickr as my primary photo storage and share service. This is why.
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It is probably easy enough to get your Google Photos collection organized. It will be interesting to see what Google announces.
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Do you remember when Pluto was a planet? Those were the days when we had 9 planets in our Solar System and then things changed. Pluto was downgraded to a dwarf planet. Do you know the backstory behind that change? What may seem like some astronomical…
Do you remember when Pluto was a planet? Those were the days when we had 9 planets in our Solar System and then things changed.
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Oh my word...it's taken nine years to get there...that is how many times around the world and back. Can you imagine travelling nine years to arrive at your destination?
Ok I don't know how long people took on horseback and cart to reach the interiors of their countries or other people's countries, stopping along the way...but short of a decade of travel at one go is milestone
I also heard about the downgrading of Pluto and wondered what happened to the debate. ..makes no difference. ..pluto is pluto
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Australian wedding photographer, James Day, just ruined wedding photography for everyone else with one of the most ambitious projects I’ve come across: delivering the finished wedding album on the day of the wedding! I knew I had to do something…
Australian wedding photographer, James Day, ruined wedding photography for everyone else with an awesome stunt: delivering the wedding album on the day.
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Israeli politics fascinate me far more than I understand the dynamics (which I barely do). Times of Israel’s editor, David Horovitz, has an interesting op-ed piece titled “Netanyahu promised a ‘better, more stable government.’ And we got this?” which has…
I was hoping we wouldn't find ourselves with such a right-wing-Orthodox coalition in Israel but perhaps it is only a matter of time before it collapses.
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This is the view that greets me when I step out of the Modi’in Central station. Still works for me after almost 6 months.
This is the view that greets me when I step out of the Modi’in Central station. Still works for me after almost 6 months. Like this:Like Loading... Related
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+Paul Jacobson ...pity
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I love virtually everything about this photo of bicycle handlebars titled “Kalverstraat” by Lucas (): I really like using a shallow depth of field in many of my photos. My favourite lens is my f1.8 50mm lens although I am still learning how to capture as…
I really like using a shallow depth of field in many of my photos. This photo of bicycle handlebars is a great example by Lucas (), a photographer on Flickr
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I read Anil Dash’s post titled “Nobody Famous” on Medium recently and it is worth reading if you are either wondering if it is worth the effort attracting a large Twitter following or if you believe your large Twitter following is somehow meaningful.…
Twitter engagement is hardly the important web traffic driver it is sometimes made out to be.
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One of the little joys of doing all the housework ourselves is changing duvet covers. I have a system and it works but this hack is the best duvet cover changing hack I have ever seen: (Via my awesome wife)
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+Paul Jacobson ...you will need someone to help you
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Our friends have been asking us about our move to Israel late last year so I started preparing a list of tips that have helped us and thought I’d share them.
Our friends have been asking us about our move to Israel late last year so I started preparing a list of tips that have helped us.
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Leica has released a new camera that just shoots in black and white. It is the Leica M Monochrom, it retails for about $7,450 and it is a beautiful camera. Leaving aside the cost, I’m wondering about the use case for a camera that only shoots black and white? 
Would you buy a Leica camera that just shoots in black and white? Is this too much of a niche camera?
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Internet lawyer and digital strategist
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Brand risk management, data protection advice, copyright risk, legal advice, compliance advice, digital marketing risk, mobile services and content risk, WASPA compliance advice, direct marketing risk
Employment
  • imonomy
    Content Marketing Specialist, 2015 - present
    I am part of the marketing team and I focus on imonomy's content marketing and social media initiatives. My role includes content writing; managing imonomy's social media profiles as well as researching and analyzing various aspects of the online advertising industry.
  • Self-employed
    Digital Strategist and Writer, 2004 - present
    I have been writing about emerging technologies, the social Web, digital marketing and cultural trends for blogs or mainstream media for over a decade. I am passionate about how evolving social engagement models mould how people engage with each other and how influence dynamics change over time. My work as a digital risk strategist and Internet lawyer, coupled with my insights into the digital world over the last decade or so give me a holistic perspective on both digital risks and opportunities which, in turn, inform my strategic advice to my clients. I typically approach challenges laterally, exploring how to help my clients engage with various stakeholders more effectively and meaningfully.
  • Wireless Application Service Providers Association
    Independent Adjudicator and Appeals Panelist, 2008 - present
    I adjudicate consumer complaints against mobile service providers ("WASPs") who are WASPA members and are active in South Africa. I also act as an appeals panelist for adjudications which service providers appeal. My experience with WASPA also qualifies me to advise WASPs on how best to operate in South Africa within WASPA’s regulatory framework and South Africa’s broader consumer protection and data protection frameworks.
  • Web•Tech•Law (Proprietary) Limited
    Director, 2012 - 2015
    I specialise in social media, consumer protection, digital marketing and privacy related risk management. This includes privacy and data processing risks; reputational harm; brand and brand protections; digital marketing risks (including direct marketing) and innovative ways to exploit content using smarter licensing options. I typically consult with clients; speak at industry events; conduct in-house training workshops in addition to developing strategies to help clients better manage their digital risks.
  • Jacobson Attorneys
    Attorney, 2005 - 2013
    I left Werksmans Attorneys to start Jacobson Attorneys which began as a general law firm and evolved into a business/commercial law firm. I created a new media focus area in 2007 and became South Africa’s first specialist social media lawyer. I am admitted attorney at the High Court of South Africa with extensive experience in commercial legal work (including commercial agreements, legal drafting, vetting commercial contracts and providing general legal assistance to small, medium and large businesses).
  • iCommons Ltd
    General Counsel and Company Secretary, 2008 - 2008
    In January 2008 I was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary for iCommons. iCommons is an organisation with a broad vision to develop a united global commons front by collaborating with open education, access to knowledge, free software, open access publishing and free culture communities around the world. As General Counsel and Company Secretary I advised the Executive Director and the Board on a range of legal, regulatory and policy issues.
  • Werksmans
    Senior Associate, 2001 - 2005
    I began my legal internship (articles of clerkship) at a top South African law firm and remained at the firm until I became a senior associate. I focused on commercial litigation with an emphasis on long term insurance litigation. I handled almost all the insurance litigation for a major insurance company, Sage Life (now part of Momentum Life) by the time I left the firm.
  • Werksmans
    Candidate Attorney, 1999 - 2001
    I worked as a candidate attorney largely under David Hertz, a partner (and now director) in the litigation department. My role was primarily to support litigation work in the department and in the commercial department.
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Content marketing specialist, writer and strategist
Introduction
I am a content marketing specialist, digital strategist, writer and an Internet lawyer with a passion for the social Web, Internet trends, digital marketing and related themes such as online reputation management and privacy. I am intrigued by how evolving social technologies affect or are influenced by social engagement, both online and in person.

Innovative, creative and passionate people inspire me and supporting their work is a powerful motivator for me because these people are the ones who will change our world. I've been fortunate to have been able to work with some truly inspiring clients and I am constantly exploring ways to contribute that evolving social codebase and help create more opportunities for more people to be inspired.
Bragging rights
First specialist social media lawyer in South Africa!
Education
  • University of the Witwatersrand
    Law (LLB degree), 1997 - 1998
    Law school was a fantastic experience. I took a variety of subjects ranging from gender issues to telecommunication law to constitutional law and came to believe that law can be used as a force for social change. As with my undergraduate studies, I also found that my legal studies helped me develop a way of approaching challenges fairly analytically and this was only developed through my work experience.
  • University of the Witwatersrand
    Philosophy and Law (BA degree), 1994 - 1996
    I really enjoyed my studies towards my Bachelor of Arts and I think my favourite subjects were English, Philosophy and Law. When it came to choosing my majors for my degree, I went with Philosophy and Law. Law was a fantastic training for my early career and Philosophy was instrumental in laying the groundwork for my business life as a whole, interestingly enough. The thought processes I seem to have developed there seem to counteract some restrictive thought processes installed by my legal studies and work experience although I'd be fibbing if I said I remember anything of substance from my Philosophy studies.
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