Posts Tagged ‘social media’

We’ve arrived at the Put Up or Shut Up Season. Monday, Jan. 4 was the first day that you could pull nomination papers to run in the April 26 Town Election. For those who for the past year have been have been telling anyone who would listen that you could do a better job running […]


For better or worse, automated trash collection started in Wakefield, MA on Sept. 29. And for better or worse, it’s here to stay – at least for as long as the current trash contract is in effect. I’m not interested in arguing the merits pro or con of automated trash collection. But I am fascinated […]


Is there a “generation gap” in Wakefield? That’s what I’m hearing, especially on Facebook where all the cool kids hang out. The term itself sounds so last century. It used to be applied to the cultural differences between the ‘60s kids and their parents. But now, word on the street is that there are issues […]


Parking garage post-mortem & preview of future revitalization efforts An informal meeting convened just after the close of Monday’s final town meeting session offered an interesting post-mortem on the parking garage debate as well as a preview of coming efforts to revitalize Wakefield‘s downtown area. Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio announced at the start of […]


Or how my photo of the Hood Blimp made the Official Red Sox Post-season Program Lord knows I waste my share of time on social media, even though I’ve never been a huge Facebook user and by most standards, tweeting 7,000 times and sharing 4,000 photos on Flickr barely qualifies me as a piker among […]


As blogs, Facebook, Twitter and photo sharing sites like Flickr have exponentially increased the ranks of would-be “citizen journalists,” they have also increased the chances each of us has for moments of microcelebrity. Writer Clive Thompson coined the term “microcelebrity” a few years back to describe the way that DIY (Do It Yourself) media has […]


All aTwitter

24Jul10

As recently as a few weeks ago, my resolve was holding firm. There was no way that I would ever be on Twitter. About a year ago, I finally caved to virtual peer pressure and signed up for a Facebook account long after most of my eventual FB friends had been updating their statuses for […]



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