Blogger Monina Wagner talks about how the media covered the Boston Marathon bombing and discusses the use of social media.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Teen's voice tells the story of an 'overcomer' ...
“Trinity” had been receiving unwelcomed “sext” messages. Her story has been difficult for me to write; I felt the “telling” carried an incredible weight. Certain details — the specific words that were said to her and the fact that she had experimented with cutting as a result, weighed on me. I didn’t know what to tell, what to leave out. I wondered: did I save Trinity’s story as the last in this series for a purpose, or did I somehow put it off, because it was difficult to deal with? I now see that the best way to cap off this series about Kids (and Adults) and Social Media is to hear from a teen, and a parent, in their own VOICES. The Interview: “The Growth Chart”: I’ve never understood the “cutting” thing. What makes someone do it? …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Does today’s teens use of technology disprove the adage: “There is nothing new under the sun?” Perhaps the issues surrounding social media have existed for ages ...
Your heart pounds. Your hands tremble. You hide in the basement where there is more privacy, even though you suspect your mom is listening down the clothes-chute. Your mind is racing with what you need to say to get to the object of your crush. How can you even think about how you’ll word the invitation? You pick up the receiver, place it behind your ear, then dial. It seems an eternity until each number rotates back to its spot, making way for the next turn. All the while, your head is spinning with words. “Hello?” All your perfectly articulated words have turned to mush. “Uh, helllloo? Is-uh- I mean, Mrs. Smith? I would like to speak at—to—your daughter Cindy. Is she—er-available?” Fortunately, the voice on the other line is kind. Mrs., …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
We're all about sharing, so here's some tips we can share about how to use the site to your advantage.
Did you know that you can use Patch just like Facebook? It's like having a local social media hub. Here's how: Even though you can use the site just like Facebook, don't forget to follow us on Twitter @BeachwoodPatch and on the Beachwood Patch Facebook page!
Friday, May 4, 2012
Students craft $150,000 social media campaign for park
Cedar Point took some advice from Beachwood High School's marketing class this spring. The project we told you about last fall is completed, and the park has adopted some of the students' recommendations, the district reports. The students in Jean Getz's class spent this school year conducting research on teens their own age and the amusement park's social media strategies to help shape a plan they presented to the park in February. Read the school's full article here. PREVIOUSLY: Beachwood High School Seniors Tap Tweeting Skills for Cedar Point
Sunday, March 18, 2012
See and share photos and videos from Ohio and across the nation.
Pinterest is the latest social media site where you can get your Patch on! What is Pinterest? It's a virtual bulletin board that lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web onto one big page. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people and easily share their finds. You also can connect your Pinterest account to Facebook and Twitter to share with your friends there. If you'e among those flocking to the site to share and view photos or videos, now you can now see re-pin-worthy pics from Patches across the nation, including the 17 Ohio sites, on the Patch Pinterest board. Here's some of the categories, or "boards," that we're posting, or "pinning," to: So check us out! And get pinning! You can …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Follow to get community, business and city info
The City of Beachwood has launched official Facebook and Twitter accounts to help residents stay current with the latest information. "We believe social media will enhance our ability to share news relating to local business, community events, city services and other key issues," wrote Mayor Merle Gorden in a statement. He added that the tools will be helpful in getting information directly to the residents - especially those who may not check the city's website for news. Marketing consultants Lesic & Camper have been contracted by the city to run public relations through 2012 as the city works to revamp economic development. In addition to social media responsibilities, Lesic & Camper is responsible for producing a newsletter about the …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Facebook isn't just for fun anymore for senior marketing class
Ask any high school senior what they think a marketing job might entail, and they will probably give a short list: advertising expertise, writing skills and a bit of schmoozing. But ask the seniors in Jean Getz’s marketing class at Beachwood High School, and they will add one more skill to that list: tweeting. While social networking started as a hobby — one more way for people, mostly younger ones, to get in touch with each other — it has become an integral part of millions of people’s lives, and an even more integral part of running a successful marketing campaign. Local businesses like Sushi Rock, the city schools and The Agnon School, the Beachwood Library, news outlets (including, of course, Beachwood Patch) use Facebook and Twitter …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Beachwood partnering with Cleveland Heights and others in regional effort
Eastside communities are working together to try to combat disruptions from large groups of youth that have marred recent community events like the Coventry Street Arts Fair and the Shaker Heights fireworks. The Cleveland Heights Police Department has taken precautions for the next large outdoor event, the Cain Park Arts Festival, by adding extra officers. And nearby departments are just a phone call away if the city needs help, said Cleveland Heights Police Chief Jeffrey Robertson. Read the full article at Cleveland Heights Patch.