Thursday, March 28, 2013
Former Congressman restarts Facebook posts more than three months after loss to Brad Schneider.
What has former Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) been doing since the Nov. 6 election? If his Facebook page is any indication, he returned to a public life in a virtual sense March 15 when he updated his profile photo, asked a question about the country’s future, got 35 likes and 55 comments. His previous post was made Nov. 6. Earlier: Schneider Beats Dold in 10th District Race “What should we be doing to leave our children a better and more prosperous America?” Dold asked his social media followers. Two days later Dold was at it again posting a photo from a 2012 St. Patrick’s Day parade he called one of his favorites asking people how they celebrated the day. On March 20, Dold gave a shout out to Wheeling High School Principal Lazaro Lopez…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Rembrandt Social Media claims they patented the idea first.
Friday, February 15
Facebook is being sued for using the “Like” button, PRNewswire.com reports. Rembrandt Social Media has filed the lawsuit against the social media giant. Rembrandt is the patent holder of a feature created for Surfbook in 1998 that allowed users to “like” each other’s information. The lawsuit was filed in Virginia on Feb. 5, Mashable.com reports. Facebook recently settled a class action lawsuit worth $20 million for putting users in advertisements without their consent.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Is it possible? Hardly. With election day quickly approaching, Betsy and Sal learn the hard way what happens when you share your political leanings with your 'friends' on social media. Especially when it's about Todd Akin.
Ah the joys of Facebook, a place where we can share snapshots of our family members and ourselves in compromising positions with 657 of our closest friends from high school, college, towns we grew up in and the places we work. Included in that elite group are a few hangers on who have been absentmindedly accepted into our clubs either in moments of weakness, forgetfulness or just plain whateverness. Someone wants to friend us? But, who is this person? Who cares? We want friends. Hit “Accept!” It’s a tricky time to have friends, both in real life and online, and it gets even trickier every four years as Election Day nears. This season, more than any we remember, presidential politics feels personal because of the proliferation of online …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Like us on Facebook now to help us reach the milestone today! And get news, conversation and tips that aren't on the website.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
Facebook has change its format, and you'll need a good horizontal photo. Enjoy one of these.
Facebook has mandated users to switch over to its new timeline template. The switch is sure to help some and not sit so well with others , so we just wanted to make the transition as easy as possible. In case the change has you scrambling for a photo to feature, we've put together a small gallery of photos you can download. Feel free to use any of these images, and please share this post with others who may not know about Niles-Morton Grove Patch. If you like them, please like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook, and sign up to receive Patch local news in your email inbox. Enjoy!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Win a Graziano's Restaurant gift certificate by asking your friends to 'like' Niles Patch on Facebook. Then you can all have pizza.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
It’s Valentine’s Day and we love you, our readers. Today we're asking you "like" us back on Facebook. To sweeten the deal, we're offering a prize. Here’s how it works We want you to get your friends, family and neighbors to “like” Niles Patch’s Facebook page. The first person who refers 14 new likes to us wins a $25 restaurant gift certificate, which was graciously donated by Graziano's Restaurant. We’ll track this in the comments section of this article. So tell your friends to like our Facebook page and then come to this article and write, “______ told me to like you,” in a comment. (Be sure they use your name so you get the credit. And if your friend’s Patch screen name differs from their Facebook name, make sure they let us know so …
Friday, January 20, 2012
District has doubled bandwidth, but is monitoring use of it before permitting students to access social networking sites, administrator says.
Students at Niles North and Niles West High Schools might be using wireless technology in all kinds of ways during their classes, but some doors remain closed, at least for the time being. Facebook and other social networking sites are blocked on Niles Township High School District 219 networks, meaning students who are logged into school computers or are using their school-issued netbooks in the schools can’t check their friend requests, update their status or post goofy pictures or comments on their classmates' walls. The main reason the district blocks social networking sites is not because of the distractions they might cause or because of the potential for inappropriate communication, but because they take up a lot of bandwidth. The …
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Who needs another social media app? Maybe you do.
As an editor at Patch, I'm constantly on the lookout for hyperlocal tools--things that will help keep me informed about my community and ways to share that information. Which is why I was excited to find the Localmind app, a social networking app that allows you to find local "experts" and ask them questions. Free for both the iPhone and iPad, Localmind builds on the concept of check-in services offered by Facebook and Foursquare--and adds the ability to ask (or be asked) questions about a location by a fellow Localmind user or Foursquare friend. By answering questions, you help people and earn "Karma Points," similar to Foursquare's leader board, which pits you against your friends to earn the most points for check-ins. Earlier: Finding …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Social networking sites would clog bandwith, administrator says.
Students at Niles North and Niles West High Schools might be using wireless technology in all kinds of ways during their classes, but some doors will remain closed, at least for the time being. Facebook and other social networking sites are blocked on Niles Township High School District 219 networks, meaning students who are logged into school computers or are using their school-issued netbooks in the schools can’t check their friend requests, update their status or post goofy pictures and comments. Unless, of course, they are carrying a smartphone or other personal device that can connect to the Internet without going through the district’s network. Students are permitted to use their phones and other devices when they are not in class – …
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Some parents express pride as students--facing detention--leave class to oppose Wisconsin statute.
Almost 300 students gathered outside of Niles West High School to protest Wisconsin's anti-union legislation on Thursday. Fearing the bill may have a domino effect and ultimately hit their hometown, the teens walked out of class in support of collective bargaining. (Watch the video by clicking on the image to the right.) "This is obviously something that the government and big businesses are pushing, but the people don't want it at all and I know Illinois doesn't want it," said Alex Knorr, 18, a senior at Niles West and an organizer of the event. "So, this is kind of the students' way of saying we don't want [the anti-union bill] in Illinois and we don't want it in our school," she added. Hundreds of students lined up in front of Oakton …