Saturday, May 11, 2013
Facecrooks.com warns of a new scam aimed to get your personal info.
You don't have to be Manti Te'o to be caught by a phishing scam. In fact, you could live right here in Montgomery County. Facecrooks.com is warning users of the popular social media website to keep an eye out for a new phishing scam. A screen form like the one shown pops up, asking users to fill it out on behalf of Facebook Security. Often displaying as "Faćebøøĸ Sẻƈurîƚy," according to the site, it is not in fact the real security site operated by Facebook. According to Facecrooks, the message will tell you that you were "reported to have violated a policy that is considered disruptive or insulting Facebook users." Do not fill out the form. The site says that users that fill out the form are "granting access to their personal information …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Local mothers exchange childhood toys, clothing and accessories using social media.
Moms have to do it all. From getting the kids to soccer practice, to scheduling every doctor, dentist and eye appointment, from school homework to dance recitals, it just never ends. Moms over the years have developed some unique ways of organizing it all. Thankfully, with tools like smartphones, Google calendars, and alarmed reminders, there are multiple tricks of the trade these days. Some mothers in Montgomery County have found a way to even use social media to their advantage, too. With Facebook, some 502 moms have found a way to consign online. It can be difficult to get around to all the sales, find clothes and toys on a budget and make the family dollar stretch, but with Montgomery County Kids Online Yard Sale, the sale is always in…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Blogger Laura Freed explains CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act .
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Folkman Law attorney Erica Domingo will lead a panel on your social media rights and risks in the workplace.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
What ages are appropriate for joining social media sites? Montco Mommy debates.
It is official. My kids have their own Facebook pages. Yes, they are only 5 and 7 now, but in all honesty, they don’t quite “own them” solo just yet. I set them up, after much request from family, not for them to “Like” random pages, Harlem Shake videos and let’s face it, lots of cute cat photos. Instead, I find it to be a place to chronicle their lives. Much like my weekly column, I find it to be a nice space to save their daily shenanigans. My children are full of hysterical commentary, and I’ve dubbed them their “-isms.” Fans of my own, personal Facebook page largely tune in strictly to read the latest Seamus-ism or Alora-ism, not so much what I’m doing day-to-day. Then there are the photos. We take so many photos, and like most busy …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Facebook data shows Pennsylvanians are divided in their support of this year's Super Bowl teams
The NFL season ended in disappointment for Pennsylvania teams but Keystone Staters still have their favorite in the Super Bowl. It just depends on where you live, according to an analysis of fan data on Facebook. Picture the state of Pennsylvania and imagine a line drawn on a diagonal from northwest to southeast. Folks who live north of that imaginary line are rooting for San Francisco. Fans to the south of the line are favoring the Baltimore Ravens. That's according to Facebook data, which shows a "country divided more or less by geography, with 49ers fans dominating the West and the Ravens being the most popular in counties in the mid-Atlantic and Southern states." The Facebook NFL fan data also shows which teams Pennsylvanians supported…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Advocates of having the field lights are taking up an online petition and discussing the matter on Facebook.
As Worcester Township’s proposed “Lighting Ordinance” continues its 30-day advertisement period, which began on Dec. 20, members of the Methacton School District community are using online resources to show support for having athletic field lights. The online resources take the form of an online petition called, as well as a According to one of the organizers of this virtual rally, Lower Providence resident Lois Byrne said using the online resources makes sense in the new age of social media and the traditional role of a busy parent. “We’re hoping that we can prove there are supporters out there that are equal to or more than the opposition,” Byrne said. Byrne retired last year from coaching in the Methacton United youth soccer club, after…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Lower Providence residents are liking that they can they can see local crime alerts, safety tips and directly interact with their local police department through its new Facebook page.
As of Dec. 27, the Lower Providence Police Department’s Facebook page has 390 likes, which is a happy surprise to some members of the department, as the page is just over a month old. “It’s very impressive and exciting,” Lower Providence Police detective Michael Jackson said. “It’s great because people want to help and it’s interesting content.” Lower Providence Police Department (LPPD) joined Facebook Nov. 23. It has since grown its page likes and fan interaction through the posting of hyper-local crime alerts and safety tips straight from the police department to residents’ fingertips. Updating the Community Policing Philosophy Jackson, who joined the Lower Providence Police Department in 2001, is credited for bringing up the idea of …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Sending messages to people who are not your "friends" on the social network service will cost you a dollar.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Facebook is testing a new messaging feature in the U.S. where users can pay to message someone who isn’t their friend. In a news release, Facebook explains spending the $1 to send a message will ensure that your message gets sent to the receiver's Inbox, where it will generate a notification that the recipient sees, instead of the "Other" folder, where it could be hidden indefinitely unless the recipient happens to look in there. Watch the video to learn more.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Has the apocalypse come early?
Monday, December 10, 2012
Don't panic. Don't check your computers. Don't call the authorities. Those pictures of your kids eating ice cream funny will have to wait. Facebook is down for many users, as of Monday evening. No explanation is available at this time. Huffington Post reports that Gmail was down for around 18 minutes today, and Google Drive experienced a short outage. Many have taken to Twitter to report the outage. Others joke about using MySpace again and that the Mayan apocalypse has come early. Stay tuned for more. What do you do when Facebook's down? Upload a picture to this story and show us!