Saturday, December 22, 2012
The social media giant is testing a fee service to send messages with a small group in the U.S.
Soon, Facebook might have a message for users wishing to send notes to the inboxes of people who aren't friends. Pay $1 first. Facebook is testing that fee service "with a small percentage of individuals—not businesses—in the U.S.," the Associated Press reported Thursday. "The company says charging for messages could help discourage spammers," the AP said. Would you pay the fee? Tell us in the comments section.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Sites mock parents who share "too much" information about their kids on Facebook. What do you think?
It's super exciting that your little toddler piddled in the potty for the first time and you want to share photographic evidence of the moment with all of your friends on Facebook. Well, you might want to reconsider before you hit the "share" button. There are a slew of websites these days dedicated to informing over-sharing parents that their childless friends are over reading about their kid's crap, literally. Take for instance, the blog ST*U, Parents, a submission-based "public service" blog that pokes fun at parents whose Facebook statuses have been hijacked with inane updates about their children. The author of the site, known simply as "B," created the blog in 2009 in response to annoying parental over-share posts that popped up in …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Holliston police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Tuesday, April 18 9:27 a.m. A resident walked into the station reporting suspicious Facebook interactions between her daughter and a young man. Police determined it was not criminal activity. 12:49 p.m.: A motorist reports her car was tapped by another motorist in a parking lot. She feared the other driver could not safely operate a vehicle. 3:37 p.m.: Police changed a set of traffic lights to "blink" after they were stopping cars for no reason.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Instagram, a popular image sharing app created by Holliston's Kevin Systrom, sold to Facebook for $1 billion Monday.
Holliston's Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram, made an estimated $400 million in a deal selling his company to Facebook on Monday. Started in San Francisco, the 18-month-old startup created an app that lets users take and share photos over mobile phones. Systrom's 40 percent share in the company netted him the fortune after Instagram's sale, according to the Boston Globe. Systrom grew up in Holliston, moving to the west coast after he graduated from High School in 2002. After college at Stanford University, Systrom worked at Google for three years. He later started his own company, Burbn, which was absorbed into Instagram in 2010. The Instagram iPhone app has been downloaded more than 30 million times since its release in October …
Instagram was bought by Facebook on Monday, landing a Holliston resident $400 million.
1. The founder of Instagram, a Holliston native, sold his company to Facebook on Monday, landing him $400 million. Check out our article with all the details. 2. The varsity baseball team heads to Westwood today for an away game. The Panthers will face the Wolverines at 3:45 p.m. 3. Ever hear of Kundalini Yoga? Movement Music and More, a creative arts studio, wants to show you the ropes of this fun way to get some exercise. 4. If you won the lottery, how would you spend the money? Take our poll and learn how the Mega Millions winners are planning on spend their fortune. 5. Do you follow us on twitter? Its a great way to stay up-to-the-minute on news in Holliston.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Who's following us on Twitter and Facebook, and who should you be following?
At Patch we love to be social, dinner in town is social, coffee in the morning is social, even sitting in the library typing this can be a social experience with the librarians and other patrons. In honor of all things social we want to take this time to talk about social media; one of the ways that we communicate. If you didn’t know yet, we’re on Facebook with 224 likes and on Twitter we have 196 followers. If you haven’t already, give us a like or follow us to stay up to date on some things that may not make it on to the site. Did you know that we’re also on foursquare? Friend Hopkinton Patch to find out where we are and what we’re working on. This week on our social media pages we had a lot of mentions about the snowstorm, or lack there…
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Who's following us on Twitter and Facebook, and who should you be following?
At Patch we love to be social, dinner in town is social, coffee in the morning is social, even sitting in the library typing this can be a social experience with the librarians and other patrons. In honor of all things social we want to take this time to talk about social media; one of the ways that we communicate. If you didn’t know yet, we’re on Facebook with 220 likes and on Twitter we have 160 followers. If you haven’t already, give us a like or follow us to stay up to date on some things that may not make it on to the site. This week we had a conversation on our Facebook page about the fees the school departments assesses for various school related activities. All of the people who commented were totally against the fees. Leslie …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
This week at Patch we spent much of our time reviewing the past year and looking forward to the new year.
This week on Patch we spent a lot of time reminiscing about Hopkinton Patch’s first year of existence. We gave you our list of top olice log entries, as well as a list of some of the top stories for the year. We also spent a lot of time planning what’s going to happen next year. We’re looking ahead to the Boston Marathon in April, A big national election in November, and the end of the world in December (maybe). We’re going to be trying some different things in the new year. We really want to start telling the stories about the people that make Hopkinton such a great place to live and work. We also want to get more readers involved in the conversation regarding town both on the site and off. Blogging is not only a great way to tell your …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
A look at what's happening in your neck of the woods on facebook.
We at Holliston Patch love to use social media to complement our work and activity on this page. Our Twitter and Facebook pages are tools that help us interact with and engage you, our readers. Social Media Saturday is a weekly feature where Holliston Patch highlights some of what people shared on Facebook and other media in 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 The Holliston Patch has 371 likes on Facebook. We are proud of our ever growing numbers, and we hope you will continue to tell your friends to give us a click. If you have local events or announcements you'd like us to know about, give us a shout and we'll list them on our page and post…
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Our weekly look at what is happening on facebook in your town.
Hip Hip Hooray! It's Social Media Saturday! This column runs every Saturday and features facebook pages you may have never heard of and others you may visit occasionally. We put the spotlight on one lucky page every week and name them our facebook page of the week - a rare honor, indeed! If you know of a page that deserves to be mentioned give me a shout at Faith594@msn.com or call 508-330-0209. We are always looking for ways to recognize our community members. Highlight of the Week We currently have 192 followers on facebook. We are so excited about reaching 200 followers we can practically taste it! If you love us, tell your friends to give us a click. You can also find us on Twitter. Social Media Page of the Week This week our page has …