Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Charlestown resident and former senatorial candidate writes that the social network creates an echo chamber.
Malvern-area resident Steve Welch, who ran for the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Bob Casey earlier this year, believes Facebook is insulating its users, to the detriment of the GOP. In an op-ed published Sunday on Philly.com, Welch wrote that the social media network creates an echo chamber for users and stifles intelligent debate. He was susceptible to the insularity of the network, too, he said, and allowed it to influence his expectations of the 2012 election. Read the full column here, Facebook's self-affirmation pushes GOP out of mainstream, on philly.com.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Find out what you’re missing if you don’t “like” Phoenixville Patch on Facebook.
Want to know what’s going on in Phoenixville? Want to help Patch decide what to cover? You’ll get all this by liking Patch, but you won’t get all of it all of the time because Facebook has changed the way it gives you the news from businesses that you like. If you want to make sure you see it all, you need to change a few settings. Go to the Phoenixville Patch Facebook page. Hover your mouse over where it says "liked" and click on "add to interest lists." (see the image associated with this story if you’re not sure where to click)
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Family members identified the teen killed in Saturday's crash.
The teenager killed in a weekend auto accident has been identified by family members as 16-year-old Austin Perdue of Mont Clare. Perdue, a rising sophomore at Spring-Ford Area High School, was killed when he was ejected from the back seat of a car that crashed on Longford Road in Upper Providence. A memorial page was created on Facebook, which at last count had over 200 members. "We were all very fortunate to have you in our lives even for the short time you were here, you made an impact on the lives of many, your [sic] were full of life and your personality was one of the most colorful of anyone we have ever met," posted Tuesday Rosenberger. Multiple tweets refering Perdue were also posted on Twitter. "R.I.P austin perdue... miss you …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The social-networking site is apparently mulling over the idea.
Facebook is developing technology that would allow those under the age of 13 to access the site under parental supervision, a move that could help bring in a sea of new users for revenue but that could also increase privacy concerns, according to a report in Monday's Wall Street Journal. The technology being tested would allow children's accounts to be tied to their parents' accounts so that parents would decide whom their children could "friend." New kid-friendly features also could allow Facebook and its partners to bill parents for games and other entertainment accessed by their kids. Currently, Facebook bans those under the age of 13. But several studies show that many children use Facebook despite the ban, often with their parents' …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Judge William Carpenter's ruling in a case stemming from an alleged 2010 assault puts the county's Court of Common Pleas in the middle of a national debate over the privacy of social media accounts.
A 2010 recreation league soccer game has placed a Montgomery County judge on the cutting edge of national privacy law. Common Pleas Court Judge William R. Carpenter ordered Matthew Urbanovich on February 27 to give his Facebook login credentials to Nicholas Gallagher so that Gallagher's attorneys could look for information that would bolster Gallagher's civil lawsuit against Urbanovich. Gallagher, who, according to court filings, lives in King of Prussia, is seeking damages from Urbanovich after a March 2010 soccer game in Wayne which Urbanovich allegedly punched Gallagher and broke his nose. Urbanovich, for whom court filings list an address in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, was arrested by Upper Merion police for the assault …