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Thursday, March 14, 2013
The city of Birmingham recently revamped its social media presence, but do you know who else around town is on Facebook?
In an effort to stay connected with residents, the city of Birmingham is going social. Social media, that is. Birmingham recently revamped its presence on Facebook, with the newly re-launched City of Birmingham page now found at www.facebook.com/Bhamgov. According to Birmingham's Marianne Gamboa, the Facebook page — now with 86 followers — offers a way for residents and visitors to stay connected with Birmingham's special events, community involvement opportunities, job fairs, job openings and more. The city can also be found on Twitter at @bhamgov, Birmingham's official Twitter feed featuring everything from events, meetings and job postings. But how much do you really know about Birmingham's online presence? To keep up with what's …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Whether you're looking for information on your child's school, a heads up about library hours or reminders about local sales, we found 25 Facebook pages Birmingham resident ought to know about.
Facebook is a big place. A meeting place for millions across the globe, it may even seem overwhelming at times, especially if all you want to do is share that photo of your new granddaughter or reconnect with your neighbors. So knowing that most of us are less concerned with Farmville and more concerned with what's happening around town, Birmingham Patch has put together a list of local Facebook pages Birmingham residents need to know about. From small businesses advertising their Small Business Saturday sales, to events happening at The Community House, this is the information you're looking for. While there are hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of Facebook pages in Birmingham, we've picked the ones we see updating often and with …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Because of changes to Facebook pages, many of our posts are only visible to a handful of users. Here's how to make sure you still get Patch news on Facebook.
Because of a recent change to Facebook's pages, Birmingham Patch's news posts on the site are becoming visible to far fewer readers. There is a simple step to make sure you still get our updates in your news feed: Step 1: Navigate to the Birmingham Patch Facebook page. Step 2: Click the button at the top of the page where it says "Liked." Step 3: Check "Show in news feed." And you're done! Not a Facebook fan? What are you waiting for? Keep up with Birmingham Patch updates all day and night, plus get involved in community conversations on the big issues in Birmingham. If you're on Twitter, make sure you follow us at @BirminghamPatch.
Monday, March 26, 2012
We're updating our Facebook page and want to showcase your photos in our "timeline."
We all have a favorite photo backdrop around town. Whether it's sunset over downtown Birmingham, to your neighborhood block party, to your family enjoying the Birmingham Village Fair, there are amazing scenes everywhere you look in Birmingham. We want to show them off. Much like we did during our Patch of Michigan photo contest last summer, we want to compile a gallery of favorite photos from Birmingham. We'll use our favorites in the new "timeline" collage we're creating for our Birmingham Patch Facebook Page. Have a Birmingham photo to show off? Click "upload" and share it with Patch readers.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
'I hadn't seen him in 30 years,' 1975 Seaholm graduate recalls of Birmingham date.
This tale of romance with Birmingham roots, posted online at the end of Valentine's Day week, is shared with the writer's permission. Donna Jacobites and Gordon Hoyem, who knew each other from the Birmingham-Covington School and Seaholm High's Class of 1975, married in 2003. At a 736-member Birmingham memories group on Facebook, she was the first to respond early Sunday to the question "Who married their high school sweetheart?" Here's what she wrote: I married my junior high school sweetheart 8 years ago. After high school I moved to Manhattan and hadn't seen him in 30 years. As a single mom, I moved back to Birmingham to be around family. I took my daughter to the Shain Park Fair and ran into a guy who used to hang out with us. He …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Vivid posts and vintage photos recall milk deliveries, family grocers, beloved teachers and lifelong friendships.
It's fun to reminisce about childhood and other touchstones, and it doesn't take much to get memories flowing. Social media does the trick. Case in point: A Birmingham nostalgia group on Facebook zoomed past 400 members this week, less than two weeks after a 1975 Seaholm graduate created it. Though instant success is easier online than in high school, it's still a heady surprise for Karen Coan of Bloomfield Hills. "I never dreamed it would become so popular," says Coan, known as varsity swimmer Karen McGregor by longtime friends at "You Know You're from Birmingham, Michigan..." – the group she formed Jan. 29 after a suggestion from classmate Shawn McTigue (now Shawn Watson of Auburn Hills). The women have known each other "since grade …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Pierce Elementary's new Twitter account is the latest in a districtwide trend of schools using social media to better communicate with parents and the community.
If your children attend Pierce Elementary, you could visit their building during an open house. You can discuss their grades during parent-teacher conferences. You can learn about school issues at Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) meetings. You can even sign up for eNews alerts, so that Pierce news, information and volunteer opportunities are delivered straight to your inbox. Now, you can also check Twitter. Pierce Elementary is one of the several buildings in the Birmingham Public School district experimenting with social media through Facebook accounts, Twitter handles and blogs — all efforts, district officials say, to improve communication with parents and the community. According to Jim Lalik, principal of Pierce Elementary, …