Sunday, May 12, 2013
Take a moment and "Like" the Peachtree Corners Patch Facebook page - you'll find lively conversation and more news too.
Did you know that Peachtree Corners Patch has an accompanying Facebook Page? It's a bit different, you'll likely to see comments from your neighbors on any number of subjects - and hear more neighborhood news too. There are more photos, bits and pieces on the history of the community like why is there only a half a bridge on Jones Bridge and much more. And if you've got a question, post it and wait for an answer from someone in the community. So, take a moment and "like" our Facebook page - and join in for lively conversations, and who knows what else.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The social media giant is changing its News Feed, and reportedly plans to incorporate the 'hashtag,' a la Twitter.
The social media site where people, businesses and government in Suwanee and Gwinnett interact daily is making some key changes. The Los Angeles Times has reported that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Julie Zhou, director of design, said the new layout will put photos and visuals front and center. Zuckerberg said the change comes as a result of photos now making up nearly 50 percent of all posts on users' news feeds. "News Feed has become primarily about visual content," Zuckerberg said. Also, Mashable.com and other outlets have reported that Facebook plans to incorporate the "hashtag" symbol that already is a fixture on Twitter. Hashtags already are popular on Instagram -- which is owned by Facebook. Mashable said that adding hashtag…
Monday, March 11, 2013
You better be, because there's one coming — soon.
Just when you get used to one change from Facebook, that's if you ever really did, and boom, they roll out another one. The tech giant announced a new design of the news feed will be revealed next week, and it promises we're going to like this one. According to a story from the LA Times, this is the biggest redesign of Facebook's news feed since the company launched in 2006. It will be unveiled at a press conference Thursday at the Company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., and is reported to be the result of a year of intense work on the product. It is expected to have bigger pictures, more options to share them and give a less "cluttered" look to the news feed, one of the biggest complaints following the launch of the "Timeline." Some…
Monday, March 4, 2013
The South Carolina man is arraigned in federal court in Atlanta. He also faces firearms charges.
A South Carolina man who was arrested in Gwinnett County on firearms charges also is charged with threatening the life of President Obama on Facebook. Patrick Randell McIntosh, 28, of Charleston, S.C., was arraigned in federal court Wednesday (February 27) in Atlanta for making "violent and disturbing threats online and via email, including a threat to the life of the President of the United States," according to a statement. According to federal authorities in Atlanta, McIntosh was indicted in January for illegally possessing three firearms and a large amount of ammunition while under indictment for a felony offense, and for threatening the president. He had been released on state bond after being indicted in South Carolina for felony …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The powerful social network launches a new feature. Read about it, and view the attached video for privacy information.
Saturday, January 19
In the latest evolution of Facebook, the powerful social network Tuesday (January 15) announced Graph Search, the capability to show users information from their Facebook network. Also, the new tool has business capabilities. According to the Los Angeles Times, users can search for things like "movies liked by my friends" or "photos of me and (name of friend)." But for all other queries, Microsoft-owned Bing search engine will handle the results. So when users search for something such as "jay-z concerts 2012," Facebook will pass off the search to Bing. Users then will see Bing's results on the left, and information from Facebook on the right. Users also will see Bing ads in both columns. The launch is still in beta release, and users have…
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Upload to our Pics & Clips gallery, and you might see your photo on Facebook, too.
The Peachtree Corners Patch Facebook page is always on the lookout for a new cover photo, and we could use your help. If you have a photo of Suwanee people, places or events, just upload it to our community photo gallery. The more photos we get, the more often we'll change our Facebook page cover photo. We look forward to seeing your photos of Peachtree Corners.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Billions of hours monthly are spent on such sites as Facebook and Pinterest.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Are you spending more time on social media sites these days? You're not alone. According to the Los Angeles Times, a Nielsen report shows that in July 2012, U.S. users spent the equivalent of 2 billion hours on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. That's an increase of 36 percent from the same month in 2011. As you might suspect, Facebook, with more than 900 million users, accounts for about half of that time -- which was about 17 percent of the total time spent on computers. The growth of mobile social media apps was strong, also. The report said we spend one-third of social media time on mobile, up 76 percent from July 2011. Another finding was that more than half of adults age 25-34 use social media at work, tops of any age …
Monday, November 5, 2012
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Thursday, July 19, 2012
The social media giant strikes a deal with CNN to be a 'second screen.'
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The 2012 election season is in high gear, and the social media world will have a prominent role in coverage. Facebook, the giant social media network, has a deal with Atlanta-based CNN to become a "second screen" for election coverage. According to Mashable.com, the new experience, “America’s Choice 2012,” will encourage Facebook’s 160 million U.S. users to share their political views through an app, buzz measurements and surveys. The two companies will aggregate users’ sentiment and CNN will incorporate the findings into its coverage. Facebook users, be warned: One component of the initiative, a yet to be launched “I’m Voting” Facebook app, will be a platform for endorsing candidates and issues. Once you express your support, it will …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Peachtree Corners Facebook users: Did you know that Facebook has changed your info? Yes, you now have a facebook.com address.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
In an apparent attempt to spur greater use of its messaging service, Facebook has changed the default email accounts of all its users to facebook.com email addresses, NPR and Forbes reported Monday. Facebook launched its email-compatible messaging service, which assigned all account holders new Facebook email addresses, in November 2010. Though expected in some corners to establish Facebook as a major player in the free email market—employees reportedly referred to the new messaging system as "the GMail killer" when it was launched—the Wall Street Journal notes that providers such as Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft continue to dominate the space. What happens when external email comes to your Facebook.com account? Emails sent to your facebook…