Sunday, January 20, 2013
The powerful social network launches a new feature. Read about it, and view the attached video for privacy information.
In the latest evolution of Facebook, the powerful social network 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 to sign up for a …
Friday, December 21, 2012
There is a petition being circulated that asks Facebook to take down a page that has offensive language relating to the Sandy Hook shooting. So far, however, Facebook has not done so.
The First Amendment right to free speech is so often touted now that the true meaning has got lost somewhere in the translation. Simply put, it prohibits congress or the government from restricting free speech. However, it does not prevent an organization like Patch, or Facebook, from making rules of what it will or won’t allow to be “spoken” on it’s airwaves. A petiton on Facebook at the moment is asking for an offensive post related to the Sandy Hook tragedy be taken down. The administrator of the page, which is named Going to MacDonalds for a salad roll is like going to a brothel for a hug, claims that someone else posted it while he was distracted. He says now his page has been restricted and he can’t remove it. But people aren't …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Take a moment and "Like" the Gwinnett Patch Facebook page. You'll find lively conversation and more news too.
Click here to like us on Facebook Did you know that Gwinnett Patch has an accompanying Facebook Page? It's a place where you'll likely to see comments from your neighbors on any number of subjects — and read about more neighborhood news too. You'll find lots of photos, bits and pieces on the news of the day and a place to interact with Gwinnett Patch's growing list of friends. So, take a moment and "like" our Facebook page and join in for lively conversations, and who knows what else.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Check here for answers to the most frequently asked questions about using Gwinnett Patch.
We've collected the queries most often asked from readers interested in using the Gwinnett Patch site to post announcements and events, how to become a blogger, etc. If you don't see the answer to your question, post a comment or email Gwinnett Patch. FAQs I have some news I'd like to share. How do I do that? If you have news or information you would like to share, click here to post it directly on Gwinnett Patch. How do I get my event on the Gwinnett Patch event calendar? If you have an event you would like added to our event calendar, just click here to post it. How do I become a Patch blogger? If you would like to blog for Patch, click here to learn more. How do I subscribe to the newsletter? For a free subscription to the newsletter, …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
People now have Facebook pages for their dogs? Is that too much?
Saturday, September 15, 2012
When Facebook first crept onto the scene in 2004, it slowly earned 1 million users, but that grew incredibly in the eight years that followed. According to a story in Yahoo Finance this week, it now has 955 million users in any given month, an increase of 29 percent more than just a year ago. But recently a new trend has emerged that, considering the number of pet owners worldwide, could increase that number exponentially. Facebook users have begun setting up Facebook pages, just for their dogs. Tell us what you think about this, a naturally progression or has Facebook finally gone to the dogs? Are you ready to have Fido's daily activities coming through your Facebook feed?