Thursday, May 2, 2013
'Not even a drop or snowflake': The predicted May Day snowstorm largely spared Minneapolis and its suburbs.
There's no snow to shovel, so you might as well look at what other people in your situation are saying about the surprisingly dry driveway pavements in Minneapolis and its suburbs. Check out the Storify above or at Storify.com.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Minnesota blizzard inspires tweeted photos and comments.
Once they shoveled out, St. Louis Park's Twitterati went online to say and show what they were seeing during Sunday's blizzard. See the Storify with their tweets above, or view them at Storify.com.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Minnesota voters young and old used Twitter to talk about their Minnesota Election decisions, particularly on the proposed Marriage Amendment.
We followed a few common topics around the Twin Cities, including both sides of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment vote, and found what people were talking about on social media this Election Day. A reminder, though, that Tweeting a photo of your ballot, filled out, is stongly discouraged by the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office. Take a look.
Monday, October 1, 2012
We'll be rewarding the best photographer with a Patch prize pack.
Are you getting excited about St. Louis Park High School's homecoming on Friday? Here at SLP Patch, we have a great way to turn that excitement into great prizes. We want you to tweet us your best photos from the parade (starts at 5:45 p.m. Friday) and the football game (starts at 7 p.m.). Whoever tweets the best pic will win an awesome Patch prize pack. Simply tweet your photos to @StlParkPatch by 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct., 7. Be sure to include the hashtag #SLPhomecoming. We'll announce a winner (and showcase some of the best pics we get) on Monday, Oct. 8. So get those cameras out and snap some great SLP homecoming pics! See More: St. Louis Park High School Homecoming Guide 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Matt Roznowski responded to Chris Fields Wednesday evening.
Updated with Matt Roznowski response below. A Wednesday tweet by U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's Republican challenger, Chris Fields, includes an image that appears to show answers to an April 2011 Facebook quiz on an Ellison staffer's personal Facebook account. In the quiz image, the answer to the question "Do you think election fraud occurred?" is "Yes!" "Comm Dir Matt Roznowski's admits election fraud occurred. We need Voter I.D.," Fields tweeted. The proposed amendment to the Minnesota Constitution requiring voters to show government-issued photo ID at the polls has been a point of contention in the Fifth District race, most recently with Ellison holding a public meeting in Minneapolis in opposition to the amendment. Proponents say voter …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
A new study shows 55 percent of teens feel they are more aware of other people's needs as a result of social media sites.
I was one of the first of my friends and family members to jump on the Facebook bandwagon when it was launched for college students in February 2004. It was the talk of the campus. My roommate and I would peruse our pages for hours: chatting, poking, adding friends and checking out the latest gossip. Sadly, I remember the first time you were able to add multiple photos. It was thrilling. These days my use of social media has expanded to include Twitter, however my engagement in the sphere has definitely declined. But, I'm no longer a teenager, and I'm of the generation that remembers the Internet becoming the "new thing." While I may not be as engaged as I once was, this is apparently not the case for most teens. A new study from World …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Library officials say their account was hacked Wednesday morning.
(Update) July 7, 1:40 p.m. — The library's Twitter account is back up and running. After temporarily switching over to a new account, staff has restored the library's previous page, @hclib. Still no word on who hacked the account, and how. July 6 — Hennepin County Library's Twitter account was apparently hacked on Wednesday by an unknown party who proceeded to post a variety of "non-library" messages. Ali Turner, division manager for communications and community engagement with the library system, said the account was broken into early in the day. Library officials became aware the account had been compromised when they saw messages popping up online that weren't from Hennepin County Libraries. "We've taken the link down from our website …