Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 11, 2011

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Israel recently used Facebook as a way to prevent pro-Palestinian supporters from flying to or entering the country. Israel’s government blacklisted hundreds of names based on social media activity and ordered airports to prevent their travel. Over 300 people were held for questioning after landing at Tel Aviv’s airport. In other news, a recent study reveals that cellphone and device use are responsible for a majority of distracted driver accidents. A majority of states have banned handheld cellphone use as a result. The report also said that there’s not enough evidence to suggest the bans lowered crash rates. And finally, for the first time since 2004, album sales for the first half of the year are up 1%. The growth may be attributed to the death of LimeWire and a 19% growth in digital sales. Whether or not the growth is sustainable is yet to be seen.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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