Saturday, December 22, 2012
While some people freaked out a little, some of the best comments came from people cracking jokes in light of the power outage.
There probably couldn’t have been a worse night than last night to have a massive, unexplained power outage. In the article’s comments, on Twitter and Annapolis Patch’s Facebook page, most readers shared messages of concern and irony. However, a select few immediately went to humor and shared some posts that literally had us laughing out loud. Here is my personal roundup of the top 10 comments from last night’s blackout. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. No editing was done to adjust these comments. Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen (Twitter)—"Stay calm and collected. It's not the Mayan apocalypse. I need to get the Market House reopened before the world ends." Edward Charles (Patch comment)—"It's all Dubya's fault. (humor, don't be hating…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The school system said in a press release that the account enables them expand the way they share the latest information with the public.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) announced Thursday the launch of a new Twitter account to expand the way they communicate with the public. Though the launch was announced Thursday, the school has been tweeting from the account since July 3. According to a press release, the school system will post "actions by the Board of Education, achievements of students and employees across the system and notices of emergency closings and delayed openings caused by inclement weather." The school system announced the launch of a Facebook page in September 2011. Follow AACPS on Twitter and Facebook. See also:
Monday, March 19, 2012
Recent events involving teachers and students suggest that schools are still working to perfect policies regarding social networking sites.
Schools both locally and across the country are facing tough situations involving the use of social media by teachers and students. With applications such as Facebook and Twitter now a ubiquitous part of American society, schools acknowledge they are still trying to find the best balance between embracing the new communication mediums and protecting students and staff. The issue has become a relevant one locally, after a student at Arundel High School acknowledged sending a series of controversial tweets to a teacher. That teacher is currently under investigation and has been reassigned. Patch reported last week that the teacher had frequently corresponded with students on Twitter. The Capital reported Sunday that Anne Arundel County …