This Week in Social Media: July 30-August 5
Welcome to our weekly column, which highlights trends, thoughts, and news from Facebook and Twitter.
Here at Holliston Patch, we take social media pretty seriously.
The platform is one way we look to interact with you, answer your questions and get to see what's on your mind. Social Media Saturdays is a weekly feature where we highlight your questions and thoughts you've shared on Facebook, Twitter and other media throughout the past week.
We'll also point you to some new and interesting pages you may not have known about before.
Highlights of the Week
Currently, we've got 279 fans liking us on Facebook (up three from last week) and 447 followers on Twitter (up nine), with numbers growing every day. Here are some highlights of what took place this week:
- On Thursday, Keith Regan's story profiling two of the 17 Holliston residents riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge received a Facebook "like" from Tabatha Sitz.
- Twitter and Facebook were abuzz with news about the condition of Pamela Salant, a former Holliston resident who was found Tuesday after spending three nights alone in Oregon's Mount Hood National Forest.
Media outlets were closely following the story, detailing Tuesday's rescue on Twitter before offering updates on her condition on Wednesday and Thursday.
According to KOIN in Portland, Salant had surgery on her broken leg Friday at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. She also suffered broken bones in her back after a 50-foot fall into a steep drainage area.
Wearing only shorts and a tank top when she was separated from her boyfriend on Saturday, Salant survived by eating berries and caterpillars and covering herself with moss to keep warm during the three cold nights.
An Oregon National Guard helicopter crew spotted her lying on a log at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday. She was then taken to Legacy Emanuel, where she was listed in serious condition before being upgraded to "fair" on Wednesday.
Kaye Miller was one of a host of former Holliston residents lending their support to Salant on Facebook: "Pam's ordeal teaches us that watching movies CAN save your life!! Lol Honestly, I am so amazed and impressed by the immensities of her character, strength, and perseverance. She truly does embody the epitome of survival. Remember how we prayed for a miracle on that fourth day?... The miracle is Pamela Salant. :)."
Social Media Page of the Week
Looking for a hardware store where the people actually know which aisle the hammers are in? Well, Holliston True Value Hardware is the place to you, offering quality products and service just down the street. But even with their old-school sensibilities, they've also shown they can step into the 21st century, racking up 47 "likes" on its Facebook page.
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