Thursday, August 2, 2012
Have you learned Olympics results when you didn't want to yet? Join the discussion and vote in our poll how you're "viewing" the London Games.
The Olympics aren't just on TV anymore. While NBC broadcasts highlights from each day's events from London -- six hours ahead of Central time -- in our time zone's prime time for television, the results are already being broadcast somewhere else: the Internet. Social media and news sites, though some try to caution viewers with "spoiler alerts," are posting results as they occur in London time. KSDK even suggests "closing your eyes" or looking away before they post a graphic of medal tallies from the day during its 5 and 6 p.m. broadcasts. But if you're devoted to grabbing a seat on the couch and watching what happens happen at 7 p.m. each night, you may have been disheartened to learn results from excited friends and social media outlets…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The board unanimously approved the two additions to the Mehlville Fire Protection District, which covers areas in the Affton and Shrewsbury neighborhoods.
The Mehlville Fire Protection District—which covers Affton and Shrewsbury neighborhoods—can now monitor firefighters’ social media accounts and search district-provided cell phones with the passage of a new policy. The fire board unanimously approved the district’s first social media policy along with a wellness plan at Wednesday’s meeting. The policy addition is proactive, Chief Brian Hendricks said. The district hasn’t had any issues with employees using social media inappropriately, but is trying to stay ahead of the curve. Hendricks introduced the measure at a board meeting July 5 and officials fine-tuned the policy after meeting with firefighter union representatives. Originally, the policy stated employees could not participate in …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Mehlville Fire Chief Brian Hendricks introduced a social media policy at Thursday’s board meeting and directors will consider the plan at the next meeting—July 18 at 5 p.m.
The Mehlville Fire Protection District, which covers parts of Shrewsbury and works closely with the Affton Fire Protection District, is considering a social media policy that would allow monitoring of employee postings and district-provided devices. Chief Brian Hendricks introduced the policy at Thursday’s board meeting and directors will consider the plan at the next meeting—July 18 at 5 p.m. The policy addition is proactive, Hendricks said. The district hasn’t had any issues with employees using social media inappropriately, but is trying to stay ahead of the curve. Most departments have social media policies, and Mehlville’s would lay the framework and foundation for what employees can and can’t do. “It’s something to help set …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Here are the top tips on using Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media tools from Melissa Wilson, the speaker at this month’s Affton Chamber of Commerce meeting.
Are you still figuring out Facebook? Not sure what to do on LinkedIn? Not a tweeter? You're not alone. The Affton Chamber of Commerce hosted Melissa Wilson, a social media expert and owner at Wilson Monnig Creative, at this month’s meeting to help local businesses interact with their customers online. Wilson addressed the basics for Facebook and LinkedIn, two of the most popular social media outlets. Facebook In the 63123 area code, which includes Affton, 32,000 people are on Facebook. Here are some of the most popular questions about Facebook—and Wilson’s answers—from today’s meeting: Follow Affton-Shrewsbury Patch on Facebook. LinkedIn LinkedIn is a business-oriented social media platform that connects professionals across industries and…
Monday, January 23, 2012
Poetry, police, gum—nothing is off-limits for this social media trend.
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