Sunday, February 17, 2013
Tell us whether Waltham should hire a social media manager.
With some Waltham residents and councilors calling for more and improved use of social media to disseminate crucial city updates, could it be time for the city to hire a full-time social media manager? While Waltham Police are active on social media and distribute such updates, they currently do not have enough trained officers to manage it around the clock. The city government currently lacks a dedicatedsocial media manager who could manage all of the city's communications on social media. Waltham resident Dave Cutler has suggested, on his Twitter feed, the city hire a new person into a similar position. Cutler is a social media manager for a private firm in Somerville. The idea is already alive in Belmont. Belmont recently hired a social…
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Follow these Waltham officials for timely information on the city's happenings.
In times of crisis, we all want information. In past several months, more Waltham officials have joined Twitter and began tweeting information key to your life -- school closings, road closings, when paving work starts, etc. Check out the list below of key people you should follow on Twitter. Waltham 911 Center -- @Waltham911Disp Waltham Police -- @WalthamMAPolice Waltham Police Sgt. Dennis Deveney -- @SgtDevD Waltham Police Sgt. William Gallant -- @SgtBillG Waltham High School Resource Officer Kristin Tracey - @WHS_SRO City Councilr Robert Logan -- @CouncilW9 City Councilor Kenneth Doucette -- @KenDoucette City Councilor Joe Vizard -- @JoeVizard
Friday, November 16, 2012
Tell us what you think in the comments section below.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Tell us what you think in the comments section below.
Many area school districts use social media to distribute information to the public, but, with one exception (the Waltham High School Library and one of the Police School Resource Officers), the Waltham Public Schools do not have an official Twitter account. Several Waltham teachers, however, tweet school-related info from their personal accounts In the wake of a recent report criticizing the schools for a lack of communication, do you think the schools should use social media to communicate information? Tell us in the comments section below.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Every Saturday we look at the week that was on Waltham Patch's Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Here at Waltham Patch we take social media pretty seriously. The platform is one way we look to interact with you, answer your questions and get to see what's on your mind. Social Media Saturday is a weekly feature where we highlight your questions and thoughts you've shared on Facebook and other media throughout the past week. We'll also point you to some new and interesting pages you may not have known about before. Highlights Of The Week Social Media Page of the Week Each week we will highlight a Facebook or other social media page related to Waltham. This could be a business, an organization or a town page. If you have a recommendation for a page to highlight email firstname.lastname@example.org or tell us on Facebook. This week's choice…
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Start your Wednesday with Patch!
1. Today's weather forecast — 84 degrees and sunny. 2. Check out the latest edition fo patch's newest feature — Patch Passport. 3. The Waltham Museum will hold a "Growing Up Waltham" seminar today at 2 p.m. 4. Joe Sent Me will hold a trivia night at 7:30 p.m. 5. Follow Patch on Twitter!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
A roundup of recent tweets.
Each week Waltham Patch collects funny, interesting or otherwise notable tweets from Twitter users who follow WalthamPatch. In the future, you might end up on here. @CarmellaPacchia: where there is life there is hope (Friday, Jan. 28). @mommamingo: apparently bought grande exploding latte today. Things can only get better (Friday, Jan. 28). @aaaha_press: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Cause and Effect rules the universe. Get used to it. (Friday, Jan. 28). @wpfleischmann: Cars cleaned off; porch & walk shoveled; streets clear. Need the landlord's snowplow guy to move the 4-ft high iceberm blocking the driveway (Thursday, Jan. 27). @beantownkate: Why I don't watch Extreme Home Makeover, ha! RT @the_powerbook: …
Sunday, January 23, 2011
A roundup of Waltham Patch's favorite tweets of the week.
Each week Waltham Patch collects funny, interesting or otherwise notable tweets from Twitter users who follow WalthamPatch. In the future, you might end up on here. 1. @upstartkevin: check out that snow, it's officially "chunking" out there. (Tuesday, Jan. 18) 2. @squelchtone: 3 college girls walking down the semi frozen Charles River in #Waltham. I call them "Team Darwin" (Monday, Jan. 17). 3. @dianecomstock: Time for some Snowflakes and Airbrush Hats!! (@ Mount Ida College) (Tuesday Jan. 18). 4. @prettyjumbles: It's snowing again. I'm kind of over it now. (Thursday, Jan. 20) 5. @wpfleischmann: Starbucks*? Hasn't the 7-11 "Big Gulp" been larger than the average stomach for many years now? (Wednesday, Jan. 19).
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Waltham Patch's favorites tweets of the week.
Each week Waltham Patch collects funny, interesting or otherwise notable tweets from Twitter users who follow WalthamPatch. In the future you might end up on here. @squelchtone: Waltham @CVS. Sorry, the drive thru is closed! http://yfrog.com/h2p0fkj. (Tues, Dec. 28) @beantownkate: I saw something "happening" at the Waltham CVS, so I checked if there's a @WalthamPatch. Yup, just launched today & had the story! (Tue, Dec. 28) @beantownkate: Wednesday Dec. 29: I hope KG (Kevin Garnett) is okay!! Noooooo. (Tue, Dec. 28) @ricknohl: Tough night to cover breaking news of a Woburn Police office[r] killed in the line of duty. My heart goes out to his family and WPD. (Dec. 27) @ricknohl: Charging camera batteries, filling up the truck, weather …