Monday, March 4, 2013
Newly opened SmartCare Urgent Care is hoping to boost their local Facebook presence with the campaign.
Roswell's newest urgent care facility is hoping to expand their social media presence locally - and they're willing to pay for it. SmartCare Urgent Care clinic, which opened in Roswell during mid-February, will donate $1 to Roswell High School (RHS) for every new "Like" on their SmartCare Urgent Care Facebook page, beginning Monday, March 4 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, March 7 at 4 p.m. The business has close ties with the school considering SmartCare's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kavita Kotte is an RHS alum. But the idea to donate to the school came after a member of the basketball team asked SmartCare for a sponsorship. "We thought we would go beyond a simple sponsorship and make a donation to the whole school to give back to the community…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The company is one of many companies that managed to pay no income tax thanks to loopholes in the tax law.
As we head into the heart of the tax season and try to figure out just how to avoid having to pay in when we file our income tax, we should all be grateful we don’t have a bill the size of a company like, say Facebook, right? Not so, reports the Huffington Post. In fact, despite making pre-tax profits of $1.1 billion, Facebook paid no income tax at all in 2012. And on top of that, it received $429 million in net tax refunds for the year. Is it time for the whole tax code to be overhauled to ensure that everyone does indeed get to pay their fair share? This is as a result of those loopholes that the president talked about getting rid of in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday. Facebook is just one of the corporate giants that is able to…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
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Friday, April 27, 2012
A Cobb middle school student is suing to classmates over a Facebook account she believes they set up in her name.
The American Bar Association Journal is reporting that Roswell lawyer, Natalie Woodward, has been hired to represent a Cobb County student who claims defamation via an allegedly fake Facebook profile. Alexandria Boston, who attends Palmer Middle School in Cobb County, has filed a lawsuit against two classmates she believes created a fake Facebook page in her name. The libel suit contends Boston is made to look fat, suggests she uses drugs and has left obscene and racists posts on other profiles, according to the Associated Press. Woodward, whose firm just recently moved onto Canton Street, told the Daily Report that it wasn't until the case of cyberbulling starting receiving more media attention that Facebook actually took down the …
Monday, January 30, 2012
If you've made the switch to the new Timeline profile then you're ahead of the game; if not; get ready it's coming whether you like it or not.
Social Media giant Facebook is getting ready to throw the switch on a new feature called Timeline. This is basically a new profile format that chronicles a user's past through photos and older posts. While many user's have made the switch voluntarily, those who have not will be forced to switch over, according to the Associated Press. Some users are being told by Facebook that they have until Wednesday, Feb. 1 to organize their profiles before the switch is activated. As you update your profile and move things around consider these tips:
Thursday, November 10, 2011
A new study suggests young girls are more aware of online cruelty than boys.
It's hard being a girl sometimes. The old adage sums it up quite well: sugar and spice. Yes, we are often the more nurturing and relational sex; but we're also experts in being able to discern and then dissect others - right down to the core. So how has social media allowed our gender to play into both our strengths and weaknesses? With 95 percent of American teens online and 80 percent of those same teens on social media sites, it is bound to highlight our triumphs and failures. A recent research study by the Pew Research Center shows that teens can be mean online. Shocked? The study - conducted through interviews with 12-17 year olds - says 69 percent of teens online think other teens are "mostly kind," while 20 percent said teens …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Another rumor on Facebook went viral over the weekend.
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Sunday, September 4, 2011
Roswell Patch tackles the topic of age appropriateness for social media. Send current issues and questions you have for our Moms Council to editor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each week in Moms Talk the Roswell Patch Moms Council take your questions, give advice and offer solutions. Then you get to chime in with your opinion in the comments section. If you really like this regular column and want to take part–or maybe you just know your answers would be helpful–why don't you join our Moms Council? Email Christine Foster. This week we ask our Moms Council... Q: "At what age do you allow your children to have a Facebook or My Space page and how much control over it do you have? Have you "friended" your child?" A: "My kids are still too young for the social networking, or at least they’ve not expressed an interest yet. My daughter just turned 8 and my son is 10. I would say that 10 or 11 (5th grade) would be an …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Dr. Nathan Buhl, the principal at Crabapple Middle School, sent out a letter to parents today regarding a recent social media incident involving students.
In regards to a Facebook hacking and posted threats involving Crabapple Middle School students, the school's principal, Dr. Nathan Buhl, urged parents not to be alarmed. But he did ask them to be aware of their child's Internet activity, in a letter sent out today. "Please know that nothing has occured at our school and that instruction was not disrupted in any way," he began the letter. Buhl was referring to an incident on the first day of school in which a student's Facebook account was allegedly hacked before the same account posted threats against other students. Still, the school system worked with Roswell Police to interview the student whose account it was, "but found no credible evidence to support the threats," according to Buhl. …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
A Facebook post has police looking into whether a student might actually bring a gun to Crabapple Middle School.
UPDATE: Aug. 16; 11:22 a.m. - Despite threats to the contrary, Crabapple Middle School got off to a great start yesterday, although the Roswell Police Department is still looking into who might have hacked into a student's Facebook account and wrote threatening posts toward another student, according to WSBTV. "We are still investigating and will be consulting with the school officials and the school resource officer," said James McGee, spokesman for the Roswell Police Department. McGee confirmed the Atlanta news station report that a 13-year-old female student at Crabapple Middle student received threatening posts on her Facebook account from a fellow which insinuated several kinds of weapons - including a gun and knife - would be brought…