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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A Facebook page called CR North Insults has been created as a response to a CR North Compliments Facebook page.
Editor's note, 8:40 p.m. Tuesday: The CR North Insults page has since been removed from Facebook Earlier this month, Patch reported that a mystery person created a Facebook page, CR North Compliments, to anonymously say nice things about students at the Newtown high school. And now, a page that does quite the opposite has popped up. CR North Insults, a Facebook page created by an unknown person on Jan. 24, uses the social media site to make cracks about students. As of Monday night, 257 people were following the page. "Due to Newton's third law of motion, for every action there is is always an equal and opposite reaction...so I took the liberty of creating that opposite reaction," reads a post on the page introducing its intent. The …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The Facebook page, CR North Compliments, has 654 friends.
A mystery Facebook poster is using the Internet to boost the confidence of many Council Rock North students. A Facebook page, CR North Compliments, was created Jan. 7 and has 654 friends as of Friday afternoon. Since the page was created Monday, the mystery poster has made dozens of compliments about various students for a range of reasons. Compliments can be short or long. Here are a few examples (last names removed to protect the students' privacy): So will we ever find out who is posting these online compliments? A status posted Thursday on the page reads: "If this status gets 350 or more likes before June I will reveal my identity on the day of graduation. I don't want you to know who I am if you don't want to know who I am."
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The photo-sharing service will change its policy effective January 16, 2013.
Users of the photo-filtering and -sharing site Instagram are facing a decision to either delete their accounts or allow Instagram to sell their photos. According to a CNET article, this policy change gives Instagram the right to take photos posted by users to the site and sell them to anyone, without asking the user for permission or compensating them for the use of the picture. The Terms of Service says: Some or all of the Service may be supported by advertising revenue. To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Has the apocalypse come early?
Don't panic. Don't check your computers. Don't call the authorities. Those pictures of your kids eating ice cream funny will have to wait. Facebook is down for many users, as of Monday evening. No explanation is available at this time. Huffington Post reports that Gmail was down for around 18 minutes today, and Google Drive experienced a short outage. Many have taken to Twitter to report the outage. Others joke about using MySpace again and that the Mayan apocalypse has come early. Stay tuned for more. What do you do when Facebook's down? Upload a picture to this story and show us!
Monday, October 29, 2012
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Sunday, August 19, 2012
Lucy shows how easy it is to make major blunders on this popular social networking site.
I admit it, I’m addicted to Facebook. I love it because I’ve connected with old friends from high school, am able to see pictures from my family who live all over the south and west, network with others in my field, and the list goes on. It’s been a blessing to me and many others. Then again, I didn’t get nicknamed “Lucy” for nothing. Like my red-headed namesake, I manage to get myself into all kinds of sticky situations. Facebook proved no different. In fact, it proved to be a welcoming haven for me and others like me, to get into trouble. One of the things I discovered is to be careful before hitting the enter button. I’ve done my best proofreading after I’ve posted something to my wall. Being a heroine in a play and being ON heroin are …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The ubiquitous social networking service has changed the default email on the profiles of all its user accounts to facebook.com addresses.
In an apparent attempt to spur greater use of its messaging service, Facebook has changed the default email accounts of all its users to facebook.com email addresses, NPR and Forbes reported Monday. Facebook launched its email-compatible messaging service, which assigned all account holders new facebook.com email addresses, in November 2010. Though expected in some corners to establish Facebook as a major player in the free email market—employees reportedly referred to the new messaging system as "the GMail killer" when it was launched—the Wall Street Journal notes that providers such as Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft continue to dominate the space. What happens when external email comes to your Facebook.com account Email sent to your …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Kids don’t need teachers to be their friends.
One of the things I love about Patch is going from site to site to see what people are talking about in other towns. This week, I came across an interesting piece on the Nazareth Patch. In a nutshell, the question was, should teachers and students be friends on Facebook? The story goes that a teacher from Maine accidentally posted a picture of himself naked on Facebook and, since he was “friends” with some of his students, well, there you have it. First off, I’m astounded that so many adults have so much time to be on Facebook. Second, why on earth would anybody post a picture of himself or herself naked anywhere? Why do you have a picture of yourself naked to begin with? All that aside, I cannot fathom why a teacher would “friend” a …