Friday, May 10, 2013
A Greendale Patch Facebook follower submitted a beautiful spring photo. Now, let's see your shots from around the Village.
Though this rainy Friday has followed suit with the rest of this spring, the new season is certainly here, which means flowers are blooming, landscaping is taking shape and people are out getting fresh air. Let's see your best spring photos, like this one posted on Greendale Patch's Facebook page by Patch user John Wilke. Upload the photos to this gallery by simply clicking the button above John's photo.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Reports suggest the iconic social media site last lost 9 million monthly visitors in the U.S. over the last six months. But the site is still huge and mobile growth continues.
Facebook had 1.1 billion worldwide users at the end of March — up 23 percent from the same time last year — and reported other positive signs of growth. However, one social media analyst suggested that the iconic site has lost 9 million monthly visitors in the U.S. in the last six months, and experienced drops in other parts of the world. That may only reflect PC users and not mobile, however. Of course, anything as ubiquitous as Facebook is a target, and users log complaints about games, changing privacy settings, the timeline and so much more. Meanwhile, younger generations spend more time on Twitter, Instagram and other social sites. Are you spending less time on Facebook than before, and if so, why? Vote in our poll and then discuss in…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Greendale Patch is just a few likes away from reaching 700. Will you help us get there?
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Images Salon, the Greendale Parks and Recreation Department, Marcus Theatres, Ricardo's Pizza and CrossFit Greendale all posted coupons and deals this week on Facebook. Here's what we found.
Local businesses in Greendale have specials all of the time and most of them wind up as posts on Facebook. So what happens if you don't spend a lot of time on Facebook? We've got you covered. Here are five deals from five area businesses. Enjoy!
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The ability to hide your identity gives some people more courage to speak out, but that courage often sparks vitriol that others believe would be curbed by being required to use real names.
The internet has allowed instantaneous conversation and exchange of ideas unlike any tool man has seen. But the anonymity that comes with it turns some people off. Rees Roberts penned a Local Voices post for Patch this week that expressed his desire to require article commenters and posters to use their real names. Two Republican legislators in New York are introducing the Internet Protection Act, requiring state-based websites to have online commenters identify themselves. Not every anonymous commenter is also venomous. Some just want to speak freely on a topic and a user name makes them feel safer. But when Boston.com sought to interview many of its most active commenters for an article, it found the most angry users — the “trolls,” as …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Check out some of the top Greendale-centric pages available on Facebook.
The following list is in no particular order. And don't forget to "like" Greendale Patch! Know a really great Greendale Business Facebook page missing from the list? Tell us in the comments section!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
For the third year, Facebook users across the nation will participate in this national day — Nov. 17, this Saturday — to remove"friends" who don't really belong on the list.
"This is a day I invented to save the United States," Jimmy Kimmel said during his "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show, referring to the National Unfriend Day for Facebook users that he started in 2010. "There are 150 million Facebook users in America alone — which is half the population," he continues in this video clip on TV.com. "And many of these people have hundreds, if not thousands, of what they call friends." Kimmel then goes on to highlight the useless information found on one particular user's profile, and encourages people to "unfriend" such users on Nov. 17. This year, that day is Saturday. "Don't pretend to be interested in these people, they're not your friends," he said. "NUD is the international day when all Facebook users shall …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Administrators say they're seeing success in growing their message, but look for improvements.
Efforts to connect parents and the community with schools are showing some payoff in the Greendale School District. Bill Attewell, district director of technology, told the Greendale School Board Monday the district has seen success in the past several years growing its communication efforts and people are paying attention to the information. This year we’ve had a lot of key messages we’ve had to deliver,” he said. “We’ve had a new superintendent, a new school board member, the threat at the high school, Gov. Walker’s budget repair bill, so there have been a lot of messages.” Internet communication has grown significantly for the district, with district website visits growing from 501,199 in the 2007-08 school year to more than 1 million …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Milwaukee mayor uses Facebook, Twitter to inform while his foe in Democratic recall primary believes in more interaction with follower and fans. Meanwhile, incumbent Gov. Scott Walker expected to use some of his campaign cash to beef up his efforts.
If you want to know where Democratic gubernatorial primary candidate Kathleen Falk is, "liking" her FalkforWI campaign page would be a good place to start. On Monday, one post on the page read, "On Air with The Ed Schultz Show right now." Shortly before that, a photo of Falk talking into a microphone accompanied this caption, "Calling for Scott Walker to replace DNR head Cathy Stepp." Democrat Tom Barrett, on the other hand, isn't so much about location as he is about issues: ads about job losses under Republican Gov. Scott Walker, links to news articles about politically hot topics in Wisconsin and comments such as, "Thanks to your dedication and support, grassroots individuals across Wisconsin helped us raise $750,000 in just 25 days to …
Monday, September 26, 2011
GOP leaders will answer questions posted on Facebook.
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, will participate in a live Q & A on Facebook starting at 5 pm CST today, Sept. 26. Revolving around ideas on how to get the economy moving, the event will feature a live discussion between Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook, Ryan, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy. Ryan is the House Budget Committee Chairman. To access the Facebook page for the event, click here. Citizens are encouraged to post questions that may be chosen for the event. What would you ask these GOP leaders?