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 …
Friday, July 13, 2012
If you're a fan of social media, let us know what you think about Facebook's approach in today's poll.
Facebook users who chat often on the social media platform may want to think twice about the discussions they're having. That is, if those discussions fall into what could be considered as "suspicious". The network, as well as other social media platforms, are now monitoring user chats for potential criminal activity, and subsequently notifying authorities if suspicious behavior is discovered, according to an article this week on Mashable.com. A new software used by Facebook scans chats for keywords and phrases that could potentially fall into the "criminal" category, and pays more attention to chats between users who don’t already have a well-established connection on the site and whose profile data indicate something may be wrong, such …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The band played a mix of rock and jazz Wednesday night as part of the Summer Concert Series.
The lawn by the Sherborn Public Library was filled with energy Wednesday night, as "The Infractions" brought forth an evening of rock, jazz and entertainment. Kicking off at 6:30, the group played a wide variety of tunes, from contemporary favorites to music from the Big Band era. The group features the likes of Brian Stratton on guitar, keys and vocals; Candido Bretto on bass; Tony Rocks on guitar; Peter Singer on drums; Ken Reid on sax and Jeff Claasen on trumpet; according to the group's Facebook page. Were you at the show Wednesday night? Let us know what you thought in the comments section below!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Where will the black bear be spotted today?
1. UPDATED ON THE TRAVELING BEAR- The Black Bear was spotted in Brookline last year and spent most of yesterday going to north. Saturday, he was first found in Medfield. 2. SPEAKING OF ANIMALS- This is a great tip from the ASAPCA for the Fourth of July holiday. Keep your pets on their normal diet. Any change, even for one meal, can give your pets severe indigestion and diarrhea. This is particularly true for older animals who have more delicate digestive systems and nutritional requirements. And keep in mind that foods such as onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes and raisins, salt and yeast dough can all be potentially toxic to companion animals. 3. EXERCISE TIME-The Dover Council on Aging will be holding an exercise class at the …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Some employers are asking prospective employees for Facebook log-in information ... should they be?
With thousands of college students graduating this spring, employers will be receiving a plethora of resumes from potential employees ... but will they be receiving Facebook log-in information as well? Maybe. Imagine interviewing for a job and having that employer ask for your Facebook log-in 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 in March. 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. So D-S, we …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Taking your new iPhone for a spin? Download the Patch app for quick access to local news and events
Monday, December 26, 2011
Patch has apps for iPhones and Android phones, and also makes it easy for you to upload photos, news and comments from anywhere. Here's a look at a few ways you can connect with Patch through your mobile device. Patch for iPhone Patch for iPhone keeps customers connected to the latest news, weather, local business listings and current events happening in their neighborhood. Patch’s app will keep them engaged and mobile by delivering 24/7 local community coverage. The Patch app's useful features include: Plus, they can save anything from favorite stories to business listings direct to the iPhone for easy offline access. Customer opinions are extremely valued, so send app feedback to the Patch team is encouraged. Patch can be the number …