Moving Image:
Rally to discuss the dangers of the Internet (Broadcast live on the Internet)
Identifier:
2012.MOV.4
Format
mp4 download from YouTube via KeepVid
Date available
2012
Date captured
May 21 2012
Rights
Standard YouTube License
Description

For an event billed as taking aim at the Internet, signs of the digital age seemed to pop up everywhere.

On a No. 7 train headed toward the stadium, several men wearing the clothing of the ultra-Orthodox whipped out smartphones as soon as the subway emerged from the East River tunnel, poking at e-mail in-boxes and checking voice mail messages.

Several opponents of the rally gathered outside the stadium, including a crowd that stood by police barricades holding signs that read, “The Internet Is Not the Problem.”

Mr. Kobre confirmed that the event would be broadcast live on the Internet, via a stream available to homes and synagogues in Orthodox communities around the New York area. He said the general public would not be able to gain access, but several unauthorized streams appeared soon after the rally began.

The rally was also a hot topic on many Twitter feeds on Sunday evening.

Related Entity
shiezoli (publisher)
Related Collection
Internet-based Paradoxes