Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Middle school students used the page to insult classmates anonymously.
School officials at Oak Hill Middle School warned parents of a case of cyberbullying using Facebook. An "insult" Facbook page has been set up by Oak Hill students to criticize each other, reported WCVB Channel 5. The school sent parents notices letting them know about the "Ohms Insult Page" and another called "Ohms Compliment Page," where most of the posts are positive, according to WCVB. According to the report, posts included that one student has many chins and another is “fat and too clinging,” according to the report. School officials said they will seek out the the authors of the pages, WCVB reported. they also encouraged parents to have their children remove their names from the page and not make comments. This is the second time …
Monday, November 26, 2012
You told us which photo you think best represents Newton (and Newton Patch).
We asked, you answered and we received some great entries to our Newton Patch Facebook page cover photo contest. The voting closed at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and the winner: a striking photo of a tree at sunset, taken by (or at least uploaded by) Maria Olga Isaza. Congratulations, Maria: your winning submission will receive a $50 gift card plus bragging rights that their photo is the top of our Facebook page! Maria, just contact Newton Patch editor Melanie Graham to tell us where to send your gift card. Thank you everyone for your submissions, and check out our Facebook page to see Maria's Newton Patch cover photo! Please remember to read the contest rules in the .pdf to the right.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Upload a picture taken by you that best represents Newton.
NOTE: The entry period for this contest is now closed. Thanks to all who submitted photos! Our readers are our site’s biggest assets and when we were thinking about what photo to use for the top of our Newton Patch Facebook page, we figured we’d leave it up to you. We are inviting you to share your favorite photo of your home city. So readers, now is your chance to get your best Newton photo out there for all to see! Upload a picture taken by you that you think best represents the city of Newton. The winning photo will be the featured photo at the top of the Newton Patch’s Facebook page. You have until noon on Friday, Nov. 16 to upload a photo you think best represents Newton. Here’s how to enter: Our readers will help us pick the winner! …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
You're not the only one. Here are some helpful hints on how to stay in touch with us!
Every once in awhile, Facebook makes changes that users either love or hate. Over the last few months, the social media giant has changed its "algorithm" on how to sort users' news feeds—which means that just because you signed up for a page's status updates, it doesn't mean you're going to get them. And we've heard from a lot of you that you hate that! 1) Make sure that your Facebook account is set up to see pages' updates. If you click or hover over the "liked" button on our page, beneath our cover photo, you can choose "show in news feed." This will help you to see more of our posts! 2) Interact! A lot! The more you interact with our Facebook page, the more the Facebook algorithm thinks you like it. Which means it'll show up in …