Create Account
ב"ה
Saturday, 17 Tammuz, 5779
  |  July 20, 2019

    “But People Have to Know!”

    From the COLlive inbox: There are 3 types of information that people share on social media. One of them is most harmfull. Full Story

    L’Chaim: Shemtov – Perlow

    Next Story »

    Mrs. Fanny Magasinn, OBM

    21
    Opinions and Comments

    To keep track of your comments, follow a conversation or flag a comment Login
    avatar
      Subscribe  
    newest oldest most voted
    Notify of
    anon too.
    Guest
    anon too.

    I couldn’t agree with you more.
    BTW, if you are a teen, why are you reading this stuff anyway? There are more enjoyable things in life than reading everything on line.

    KMB
    Guest
    KMB

    How very well said!!!

    I do not do Facebook or ANY social media.

    Unfortunately, human nature being what it is, if you go into a perfume store it is highly unlikely you will come out not smelling of perfume. The yezter hara being what it is, sucks you into places on social media that you may wonder how you got there.

    If you don’t want to get burned, don’t play with matches.

    Brilliant article!
    Guest
    Brilliant article!

    What a breath of fresh air! How true this article is unfortunately!
    If even one person less will not post one of these ‘stories’ that its referring to here, it will have been worth it, couldn’t have said it better myself! Enough!
    Brilliant article!

    Phone additiction.
    Guest
    Phone additiction.

    I think the issue is much broader. I think people have severe phone addiction and they cannot let go of the phone, even if to dealing with the most precious one like the kids .
    I’m not excluded. My kids come home about 430 and go to bed about 8 o’clock. I realize (after a while) that half of that time I’m on my phone (usually on social media).
    I made a rule with myself. When the kids come home until they go to sleep, unless it’s urgent, I don’t touch my phone.

    Trying to Help
    Guest
    Trying to Help

    Our cheder is in desperate need of teachers. I put a status on facebook that we needed teachers. I didn’t say the administration was incompetent. I didn’t talk about the quality of the teachers we have now. I was told it wasn’t my place to put that on facebook. Yet, the administration goes on facebook to find teachers. If used properly, social media is an excellent tool for getting a job done.

    Well said
    Guest
    Well said

    Beautiful … some articles written like that got no comments hours later , I was impressed

    thank you COL
    Guest
    thank you COL

    I wish ALL websites follow COL in this approach,, to publicize ONLY non-machlokess and harmless news.

    Heard it in the mikveh
    Guest
    Heard it in the mikveh

    In past generation, stories and gossip was spread in the mikveh. Now it is on-line. Except, in mikveh it was spread to a dozen people or so (who each spread it to a dozen more etc), while on-line it is spread to hundreds, and each spreads it to hundreds more.

    agree
    Guest
    agree

    100 percent

    a shliach with kids in the CH moisdois

    Bravo!
    Guest
    Bravo!

    It’s about time this was said.

    Agree
    Guest
    Agree

    I think both critical articles and feedback comments can be extremely damaging. We are learning the etiquette and propriety of a new world; an immediate, connected world. Careful thoughtfulness, cautious introspection is lost to pushing that send button quickly. There may be times to rally the community against an injustice, or raise the banner of a good cause, but usually kvetching online while you are aggravated and biased is not the most productive way to effect meaningful change. So after all that, do I now ‘share’ this article, or not?

    To number 9
    Guest
    To number 9

    This is a big issue amongst shluchim as much as with CH, lately even more. I dont need to tell you about the emails and whatsapps coming to crown heights from families of “wronged” shluchim. There were women literally whatsapping people not to give tzedakkah. Please just sign your name ” concerned lubavitcher”. This is a problem that unites us all.

    to #1
    Guest
    to #1

    What?
    Teens can read it too; it applies to them just as much!
    Teens with social media need to learn the same leson as adults with social media do!
    And if a teen was already reading and article on COL (and, for your information, children as young as 7 years old read articles on COL), what would the point of your comment be?
    But to the article, I completely agree.
    Thank you!

    true fact
    Guest
    true fact

    I really hope all of the self appointed “community askanim”read this. Thank you for writing this.

    Thank You
    Guest
    Thank You

    I quit facebook because of that, I now really sensor who I allow myself to connect with.

    Do Not Agree
    Guest
    Do Not Agree

    Sir, with all due respect, I for one am speaking for myself and I do not agree with this article. The author assumes he is speaking for all of us but that is just not so. Yes, we need to know what happens in our mosdos. The days of secret deals behind closed doors are over. Sure there is plenty of stuff that goes on and we (the public) don’t know, but what’s wrong to be in the know when major decisions are being made that will affect us greatly. You can’t expect us all to behave like ostriches. People… Read more »

    Make this into a poster... Seen EVERYWHERE! This is how good this information is!
    Guest
    Make this into a poster... Seen EVERYWHERE! This is how good this information is!

    written with inspiration. Thank you!!

    Thank You
    Guest
    Thank You

    Thank you for the article.
    Thank you as well to the Rabbonim Askanim and Shluchim, that stayed above the temptation of airing dirty laundry even while people tried to throw mud at you.

    to number 16
    Guest
    to number 16

    1. I believe this article was more about issues that are’nt effecting YOU greatly.
    2. I believe the author clearly stated that you can work on transparency, but a subjective view of a situation, isn’t important information

    voice of reason
    Guest
    voice of reason

    It bothers me so much to see parents posting negative things about their own children’s administration or teachers. What message does this send your children, that its ok to Virtually tantrum? Why not take the.opportunity to show your kids how to have conflict resolution? And if all else fails change schools or home school.

    Magnificent article
    Guest
    Magnificent article

    Well done! Great post!

    X