Saturday, May 4, 2013
Reports suggest the iconic social media site last lost 9 million monthly visitors in the U.S. over the last six months. But the site is still huge and mobile growth continues.
Facebook had 1.1 billion worldwide users at the end of March — up 23 percent from the same time last year — and reported other positive signs of growth. However, one social media analyst suggested that the iconic site has lost 9 million monthly visitors in the U.S. in the last six months, and experienced drops in other parts of the world. That may only reflect PC users and not mobile, however. Of course, anything as ubiquitous as Facebook is a target, and users log complaints about games, changing privacy settings, the timeline and so much more. Meanwhile, younger generations spend more time on Twitter, Instagram and other social sites. Are you spending less time on Facebook than before, and if so, why? Vote in our poll and then discuss in…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The ability to hide your identity gives some people more courage to speak out, but that courage often sparks vitriol that others believe would be curbed by being required to use real names.
The internet has allowed instantaneous conversation and exchange of ideas unlike any tool man has seen. But the anonymity that comes with it turns some people off. Rees Roberts penned a Local Voices post for Patch this week that expressed his desire to require article commenters and posters to use their real names. Two Republican legislators in New York are introducing the Internet Protection Act, requiring state-based websites to have online commenters identify themselves. Not every anonymous commenter is also venomous. Some just want to speak freely on a topic and a user name makes them feel safer. But when Boston.com sought to interview many of its most active commenters for an article, it found the most angry users — the “trolls,” as …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Waukesha police officers investigated an incident where a man posed as a New Berlin teenager and sent a girl a picture of his genitals, according to a search warrant affidavit.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
An out-of-state man suspected of posing on Facebook as a New Berlin West High School student to chat with underage girls won't be arrested by Waukesha police. Waukesha police investigated an incident where a man may have posed as a teenage boy in an effort to meet with a Waukesha 13-year-old girl. The police department is not referring charges because of jurisdictional issues. However, the case is being turned over to authorities in California. According to a search warrant filed in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Nov. 19, officers were informed by the girl’s mother that her daughter received a friend request on her Facebook account from a person who said they were a New Berlin West High School student. The girl accepted the friend …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
For the third year, Facebook users across the nation will participate in this national day — Nov. 17, this Saturday — to remove"friends" who don't really belong on the list.
"This is a day I invented to save the United States," Jimmy Kimmel said during his "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show, referring to the National Unfriend Day for Facebook users that he started in 2010. "There are 150 million Facebook users in America alone — which is half the population," he continues in this video clip on TV.com. "And many of these people have hundreds, if not thousands, of what they call friends." Kimmel then goes on to highlight the useless information found on one particular user's profile, and encourages people to "unfriend" such users on Nov. 17. This year, that day is Saturday. "Don't pretend to be interested in these people, they're not your friends," he said. "NUD is the international day when all Facebook users shall …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Milwaukee mayor uses Facebook, Twitter to inform while his foe in Democratic recall primary believes in more interaction with follower and fans. Meanwhile, incumbent Gov. Scott Walker expected to use some of his campaign cash to beef up his efforts.
If you want to know where Democratic gubernatorial primary candidate Kathleen Falk is, "liking" her FalkforWI campaign page would be a good place to start. On Monday, one post on the page read, "On Air with The Ed Schultz Show right now." Shortly before that, a photo of Falk talking into a microphone accompanied this caption, "Calling for Scott Walker to replace DNR head Cathy Stepp." Democrat Tom Barrett, on the other hand, isn't so much about location as he is about issues: ads about job losses under Republican Gov. Scott Walker, links to news articles about politically hot topics in Wisconsin and comments such as, "Thanks to your dedication and support, grassroots individuals across Wisconsin helped us raise $750,000 in just 25 days to …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Rooter's Nightclub identified suspect via its Facebook page, according to criminal complaint.
A 46-year-old Milwaukee man is facing charges after he allegedly grabbed a young boy’s thigh while inside the bathroom at a Waukesha bowling alley and bar. David R. Lugo was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Monday with one count of disorderly conduct. If convicted, he faces up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Feb. 2, a 7-year-old boy was bowling with his mom and dad at Rooter’s Nightclub when he decided to go to the bathroom alone. He was washing his hands when Lugo came in. Lugo was yelling and swearing, but stopped when he saw the boy, walked over and grabbed his thigh. The boy got away from Lugo and ran into a stall and locked the door while Lugo pounded on the door saying “you …