Thursday, March 21, 2013
Twitter's seventh birthday is Thursday.
Seven years ago, on March 21, Twitter was born. On March 21, 2006, co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first-tweet that read, "just setting up my twttr," according to an article on MediaBistro. At the beginning, the article said Twitter was first known as stat.us and then changed to Twttr, before finally becoming the social platform it is today. Warminster Patch uses Twitter to share articles and find story ideas. When covering a breaking news story, Twitter is one of the quickest ways to share updates. And it's just another way to engage with the community on a day-to-day basis. Do you tweet? If so, be sure to follow Warminster Patch!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devestated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, and tweet directly from the site. Spread the word right here in Warminster. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
United Way of Bucks County unveiled a human services phone app at an event that garnered a spot on one of the Internet's most popular social media websites.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The United Way of Bucks County launched a new smartphone app Tuesday that will help put local residents in contact with nonprofits and resource organizations. “We’re working to help people go from helplessness to hopefulness. And the phone app should help with that,” said Jamie Haddon, executive director of the county's United Way. The app is a digital version of its red and white paper human services directory, which has been published for years. The app will help users get in touch with the groups via phone. Users can even use the app to find out how to help the groups listed, Haddon told Patch. “One more cool feature is people can find an agency’s distance from them by using the app and the phone’s GPS,” Haddon added. The sleek new …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Hatboro-Horsham High School students are helping Ann's Choice residents learn to use Twitter.
At Ann’s Choice sprawling retirement living complex in Warminster, Hatboro-Horsham High School seniors are spending several afternoons every week helping residents learn more about their computers and different social networking sites. The high school seniors are helping the Ann’s Choice seniors as part of a program called “Seniors Helping Seniors.” Teens help and teach the seniors in the community’s computer lab Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for two hours after school lets out. “This program is the perfect inter-generational opportunity for the residents and students to meet each other and forge relationships,” Ann’s Choice Spokesman Tony Ciavolella said. Resident Ethel Bellaus loves the community service program and said, “It’s nice of …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Brunette Lucy puts 'twit' in Twitter.
Being a writer, I’ve been counseled to take advantage of social media. The translation for me is that I need to figure out a whole host of social outlets; none the least is Twitter. I’m supposed to network through Twitter to link to my blog, then get people to follow my blog, especially if they’re Twitter people. “Netiquette” requires me to then link to their blogs and tweets and follow them around. What? How do I link, why do I care, and why don’t people get paranoid when strangers are following them? Could I lead them off a cliff? But, I signed up. The next thing I knew, some guy from San Francisco was following me, along with a radio show host from Cleveland. Someone from a communications company, a member of a race car crew, a …