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Paul Jacobson
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It’s almost the weekend here in Israel so here is something to guide you through the rest of the week and into the weekend. There are many happiness tips, here are Dave Morin‘s “5 Simple Rules for Happiness“.
I found a great tweet to share: Dave Morin's "5 Simple Rules for Happiness". As rules for happiness go, these are good ones.
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Music plays a huge role in my life. I listen to a lot of music and I'm pretty picky about my music. I'm not even remotely an audiophile but I don't bother with crappy quality music downloads. I created a playlist of great music for work which I listen to when I sit down at my desk. It is on SoundCloud and I thought I'd share it.
I created a playlist of great music for work which I listen to when I sit down at my desk. It is on SoundCloud and I thought I'd share it.
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The horrifying result of throwing a baseball at 90% of the speed of light

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you tried to hit a baseball thrown at you at close to the speed of light? I can’t say that I lie awake at night wondering about this but the answer may just keep me up a few nights: What would happen if you…
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you tried to hit a baseball thrown at you at close to the speed of light?
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I noticed that both Apple and Google are fixated on a well-known mountain in the United States called El Capitan and both companies have featured it prominently in their marketing campaigns. Apple has named its next Mac OS operating system after El…
Google and Apple seem to be embroiled in a background battle involving El Capitan, an iconic mountain in the Yosemite National Park in the United States.
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John Robbie had a very interesting interview with political analyst Mzoxolo Mpolase that highlighted a growing trend in the ANC: this notion that politics and political objectives should trump the law: It echoes a tweet I shared this morning and on which…
The ANC seems to believe that its political objectives should override the law. This is the attitude of a draconian government, not a constitutional democracy.
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Yes oui כן

I attend ulpan classes two evenings a week to learn Hebrew. As you can imagine, the other people in my class come from different countries and there is a mix of languages in between the Hebrew lessons. Last night, our teacher wrote this on the board and it really appealed to me for a couple reasons which you probably noticed.

First it is the word “yes” in English, French and Hebrew. Secondly, it is also a play on US President Obama’s election slogan, “Yes we can!”. This isn’t so much a pro-Obama comment as it is just an appreciation for the play on words. If anything, the Obama link is a little ironic for me.
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I only have +Mozilla Firefox v38.0 on my +Ubuntu laptop at work. Shouldn't I have v39.0 by now? #noupdates
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Today is the 12th anniversary of my Dad’s, Peter’s, passing, according to the Hebrew calendar. He died on 13 Tammuz 5763/12 July 2003 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Today is our yahrzeit.

So much has happened in my life in the last 12 years and there are so many things I would have wanted to share with him.
It has been 12 years since my Dad passed away, according to the Hebrew calendar. I miss my Dad more than ever.
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My son wants the Force to be real and came to me the other day and told me why: Son: Dad, when will Hashem [aka G-d] create the Force? Me: Uh, what? Why? Son: Well, when Hashem creates the Force, I want to use it to pick Faith up and move her home because…
My son wants the Force to be real and came to me the other day and told me why?
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Thank you very much and I know
That he will do his do to the that he has you in life thanks
And GOd Bless you .
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I noticed Basti Hansen‘s Tel-Aviv Gay Pride 2015 Parade Video on Facebook a few days after the parade and just watched it. It is a fun video and it prompted me to look up more of Hansen’s work: He shoots a combination of video and still photography and…
He shoots a dynamic combination of video and still photography. I am just a little more inspired by Basti Hansen.
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I’ve started reading Martin Gilbert’s “Israel: A History“. I realized that I know very little about my country’s history and started reading Gilbert’s book after our friend, Rolene, recommended it to me last week. It is a fascinating story and it really…
I found a great resource that illustrates Israel's history in maps on the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website.
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Om Malik published a short reminder of one of the many great quotes from the late Steve Jobs: The only way to do great work is to love what you do It reminds of the idea that doing the work you love is the path to meaning and fulfillment. Thanks Om!
Om Mail published a short reminder of a quote by Steve Jobs about how important it is to love what you do.
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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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