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…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Officers in the Caledonia Police Department are using social media to pass along handy information to residents.
Have you liked the Caledonia Police Department's Facebook page yet? You should if you live in the village. Officer Jim Gardiner posts daily updates for residents with news they can use. Make sure you follow this link to the page, like it, and then pass it on to family and friends to like, too.
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 …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Two JI Case High School girls get into a fracas after one of them takes a Facebook posting personally.
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- Joe Petrie
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Two JI Case High School students are accused of fighting inside the school after the formerly-best friends got into an altercation about a Facebook posting. Kiara L. McNaire, 18, and Sirena Nuno-Julius, 17, were charged in Racine County Circuit Court Friday with one count of disorderly conduct. If convicted, they each face up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 11:59 a.m. Thursday, a Case school resource officer was near the school’s theater when she saw McNaire and Nuno-Julius fighting each other. The officer tried to separate the two girls, but they continued to fight and injured the officer’s left eye in the scuffle. Two other officers arrived and helped separate the two girls. McNaire said …
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 …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Whew... what a news week. Here are our top five most read stories of this week. Happy reading.
Opposition to Caledonia Walmart Gathers Steam Scammed! Caledonia Residents Fall Prey to New Computer Fraud Gang-Related Vandalism Found on Signs Inmate Dies at Racine County Jail Felon Allegedly Posts Pictures of Self With Gun on Facebook, Police Say
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Milwaukee man faces charges after he decides to publish photos of himself shooting a gun in Caledonia despite court orders for him to do so.
A Milwaukee felon is facing charges after he allegedly posted pictures of himself on Facebook firing guns at a Caledonia shooting range. Emerito Papito Davila, 26, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of possession of a firearm contrary to an injunction. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and $50,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Aug. 14, a Wisconsin Department of Corrections agent got an anonymous phone call directing the agent to Davila’s Facebook page. The agent went to the page and saw a picture of Davila shooting live rounds from a gun at a target. The caption on the photo read “oh yeah!!!! Shooter-with South Side,” and in…
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?
Monday, August 8, 2011
For the most part, challengers are more savvy than incumbents when it comes to Twitter and Facebook.
When state Sen. Alberta Darling sent out this tweet to her nearly 360 Twitter followers, she didn’t use a penny of the more than $1 million in campaign cash she has raised so far. “Check out this editorial from the Journal Sentinel about the complaint filed regarding Citizen Action and my opponent http://ow.ly/5U8jF,” the River Hills Republican incumbent tweeted. Darling’s Democartic opponent in Tuesday’s 8th District recall race, state Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay), fired her own missile with this tweet, “UPDATE: WHAT IS SHE HIDING?: New Details Emerge in Alberta Darling Coverup http://dld.bz/ajWCV.” Candidates tossing out accusations against their opponents is nothing new in politics. But in an era where social media is playing a …