Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Users are showing support for a cause by changing their profile pictures.
The bold yet simple graphic, of a pink equal sign inside a red block, originated with the Human Rights Campaign, as a social media/marketing campaign to garner support for Marriage Equality during the Supreme Court hearings [audio and trasncript from Tuesday] on the topic. The Human Rights Campaign describes itself as "the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans." As you scroll through Facebook, you can find a variety of interpretations of the original symbol, some uploaded here. What's your take on this Facebook phenomenon?
Friday, December 7, 2012
This week may be your last opportunity to vote on proposed privacy changes on Facebook. The social media site has opened up polls for users to vote on a number of policy updates to the site's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and Data Use Policy. Among those changes would be the abolition of users option to vote on changes in favor of a question-submission and webcasts. Voting opened Tuesday and will end on Monday, Dec. 10. Thirty percent of Facebook's population would need to vote against the changes to stop them from passing. The poll closes at 3 p.m. on Dec. 10. So what changes are being proposed? According to TechCrunch, the changes boil down to four updates: In the past, Facebook users have been able to vote in support or …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Show Needham who’s boss: Like Wellesley Patch on Facebook today.
Fall is here, and the annual Thanksgiving Day clash between Wellesley and Needham is just around the corner. Get into the “Beat Needham” spirit by helping Wellesley Patch beat Needham Patch in the Facebook friends contest! The contest starts today, and whichever Patch site gets the most new “Likes” by the end Midnight on Nov. 21, Thanksgiving Eve, wins. Visit Wellesley Patch’s Facebook page to “Like” us, and let’s Beat Needham Patch.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Get all the Wellesley extras you might have missed.
Wellesley Patch is a website with all the news you need to know about Wellesley. But if you're only reading the site, you're only getting a portion of what you could be. Here are four reasons to like the Wellesley Patch Facebook page: 1. It's where all the extra stuff goes: The Wellesley Patch site is great for news stories, community events and announcements, but what about photos from town and quick announcements that are maybe not quite "ready for prime time?" You'll find those on the Facebook page. 2. It's one of the best ways to interact: If you're trying to get the editor's attention, the Facebook page is one of the best ways to do so. Of course you can always send an email, and you're encouraged to post announcements and events at …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Watch for road paving today.
1. Manor Avenue will be paved in its entirety today. Police warn to keep clear, though the road will be passable. 2. How has traffic been now that school has started? 3. Speaking of school, today is a half day for elementary schools. 4. Also, if you'd like to blog about the schools in Wellesley, let us know. 5. And be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Where the weather doesn't predict itself.
1. The Board of Selectmen met last night to discuss several issues in town. Stay tuned for coverage. 2. The driver in the Quebrada incident will be cited, say police. 3. We will also have Little League coverage today. 4. Have you seen our Facebook page lately? 5. ...How about our Twitter?
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Are more storms on the way?
1. We had a storm scare yesterday but it never actually happened. 2. ...Unlike last week when it did. 3. Former First Lady Laura Bush was in town yesterday. 4. Wellesley Patch is putting the call out for bloggers once again. Who's interested? 5. We're nearing 400 likes on our Facebook page. Let's keep it going!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The bridge is scheduled to be completely torn down by September.
Activity at the Rockland Street Bridge has been quiet of late – unless you count the driver who attempted to cross it back in February. But according to a police photo from the WPD Facebook page this morning, workers are back at it. The bridge has been closed for all of 2012, and it should be rebuilt by September.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Some employers are asking for login information of potential job seekers.
Imagine utilizing all of Facebook's privacy settings to the maximum so that only your closest family and friends can see your personal profile. Now imagine interviewing for a job and having that employer ask for your login information in order to get a better look at your personal life. That's exactly what some hiring companies are doing across the country, according to a Boston.com report Tuesday. But the legality of the move is being called into question, and is actually being brought to the forefront in such states as Illinois and Maryland, where proposed legislation would forbid public companies from asking for such information, according to Boston.com. What do you think? Do hiring companies have the right to ask job seekers for …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
An area student has been the victim of an Internet crime on Facebook, DA Michael Morrissey reported recently.
Parents, educators and local police should be wary of students falling into a Facebook trap by someone who created a fake profile posing as a teenage girl, Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey said in a letter received by local school districts. An area student – Morrissey did not specify which town – recently friended someone appearing on Facebook as "Sarah John," whose photo made her appear to be a teenager and who has yet to be identified. "After a few months as a passive friend, this Sarah John initiated conversations that led to the student sharing personal information," Morrissey wrote in the letter. "Sarah John is now trying to extort money from the student and has threatened to make this very personal information …