Thursday, January 24, 2013
A study conducted by two German universities titled "Envy on Facebook: A Hidden Threat to Users' Life Satisfaction?" was released this week, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Thursday, January 24
Do you have Facbook envy? A study conducted by two German universities found that one in three people felt worse after visiting the social media site, which has "1 billion users and has produced an unprecedented platform for social comparison," according to the Chicago Tribune. The Chicago Tribune reports vacation photos spurred the biggest cause for jealousy on Facebook while social interaction, which lead to users comparing how many likes a post or photo would get compared to other Facebook friends, was second. Some have chosen to stop using the social media site or limit their use due to the envious feelings, according to the Tribune.
Friday, October 26, 2012
When Dianne Ritter was in a car accident earlier this month, Brock Torrance came to her aid. When she wanted to thank him she turned to Facebook.
On Oct. 5 Dianne Ritter was in an bad accident. The Oswego resident was on her way to work, when at 7:59 a.m. at Douglas Road and Route 30 her Chevy Avalanche was struck by a car running a red light. Before police and paramedics could arrive, a fellow driver who witnessed the accident was at Ritter’s side, calming her down. Want free local news in your inbox every morning? Sign up for our newsletter. Later that day, Ritter took to Facebook to try and find the man, who all she knew was named Brock, to thank him. This is the message she posted on the Oswego Patch Facebook page: "I'm writing this on your fb wall in hopes one certain person has fb and is a fan of your wall. I was involved In a accident this morning on route 30 and Douglas road…
Monday, November 28, 2011
Oswego resident Dean Morrissette fell from a tree Oct. 30, and lost the use of his legs. His wife, Dianne, says they are only in the first few chapters of their love story.
The month of November has been a whirlwind for Dianne Morrissette. Nearly every day, she has been driving back and forth from her Oswego home to visit her husband, Dean, as he recovers from a hunting accident. It's not how the couple planned to spend their November. Dean was excited to start a new job at HQC in Oswego after being laid off from his job at PMA Friction at the end of October. Dianne thought she'd be back volunteering at River's Edge Cafe in Aurora, spending time with her new baby granddaughter, and planning for the holidays. Instead, Dean, 51, spent 17 days at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. after he fell out of his tree stand at the end of a weekend hunting trip with Dianne and his brothers. After his brothers …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Trustees agreed Monday to a six-month trial period for the new policy, which allows comments on the village Facebook page, and exploration of other social media tools like Twitter and YouTube.
For the past 10 months, Montgomery has been tentatively dipping its toes into social media waters. But for the next six months, at least, they’ll be diving right in. Trustees on Monday approved a new social media policy that will cover not only the village’s Facebook page and the Police Department’s Nixle account, but also Twitter, YouTube and Linkedin, three tools village leaders have not yet explored. And under this new policy, you’ll be able to leave comments and interact with village officials directly. But wait, you’re saying. Residents can already leave comments on the village’s Facebook page. Technically, that’s true. However, the Village Board initially directed staff to disable comments on the Facebook page, concerned that …
Friday, September 2, 2011
District 308 has a number of guidelines in place that limit the electronic communications between teachers and students.
Students can enjoy their classes but they're not allowed to “like” their teachers. Or “follow” them. At least not on their personal Facebook and Twitter accounts. Oswego Community Unit School District 308 officials have a number of guidelines in place which staff is expected to adhere to that limits the electronic communications between teachers and students. For instance, District 308 employees who use social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter for personal use are urged not to “friend” students who are enrolled in the district, or accepting students’ “friend” requests. District officials said as the popularity of those social media sites has increased, so has the need for the guidelines. “For students, all of this electronic …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Village launches Facebook page, but questions remain over how to handle comments, First Amendment.
Facebook is officially everywhere. Seven years ago the social networking site didn’t even exist. Now, it’s so prevalent that a movie chronicling its origins (The Social Network) has been nominated for eight Oscars. With roughly 150 million users, Facebook has become one of the most popular ways to keep in touch, to promote oneself, and to get information out to a lot of people at once. Now the village of Montgomery is testing out its own Facebook page. Launched in late November, the page has close to 100 fans, and village leaders have been using it to get the word out about events and services. For instance, during last week’s blizzard, village officials used the Facebook page to remind residents of a law that forbids parking on the street…
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
There are a host of ways you can join the conversation. Here's a step-by-step guide to making the most of this site.
We know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, what is this crazy Montgomery Patch thing, and now that I’m here, how can I use it? Well, we’ve got you covered. We want Patch to bring this community together, and we’ve built in a number of ways to make that happen. Here are 13 of them, all of which you can do right now. Yes, right now! 1. Comment on an article We here at Patch believe that news is a conversation. We’re here to talk with you, not at you. We’re going to get most of our ideas for what to cover from your e-mails, comments on our sites and conversations around town. You can share your thoughts and reactions to our articles by posting a comment directly below each story—and feel free to suggest follow-up ideas or issues we should…
Monday, January 31, 2011
Tell us what you think by following link below.
Village officials are torn over whether to allow comments on Montgomery’s official Facebook page. What do you think? Does greater interaction with the government outweigh any concerns about inappropriate comments? Or are village trustees right to worry about people posting incorrect information on an official page? The poll is here, and it will be open until 5 p.m. Friday. We’ll update the results regularly until then. Also, feel free to elaborate on your thoughts in the comments below. And, thank you for taking part.
How do local governments use Facebook and Twitter? How do they handle negative or inappropriate comments? Patch finds out.
When the village of Montgomery launched its Facebook page (see story here), officials checked around. They looked at other cities, towns and villages, as well as park districts and other governmental entities, scoping out how they use social media to connect with people. Here’s a quick look at some local governments up and down the Fox Valley, and how they’ve handled the Facebook and Twitter experience. Yorkville Facebook: No. Twitter: @CityofYorkville, 20 followers Spokesman Glory Spies said the city plans to join Facebook in the near future, beginning with a page for its parks and recreation department. She said the city has not seen a great response on Twitter, but it comes in handy when she needs to get information out quickly. Oswego …