County Executive Laura Neuman recently set up an official Twitter account, as one of the latest moves to modernize the office in Anne Arundel County.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
Did you know Glen Burnie Patch sends tweets every day?
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 …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Glen Burnie councilman said the Twitter account created last week mocking some of his stronger statements just lets him know he's got the citizens' attention.
Last Wednesday morning I awoke to an email alert telling me that John J. Grasso now was following me on Twitter. "Really?" I thought. Twitter didn't seem to be the Glen Burnie county councilman's style. I logged into my account to see that I was right—it in fact wasn't Grasso. It was someone who'd created an account with the Twitter handle @notjohngrasso that was—for lack of a better term—mocking him. So, of course, I gave the District 2 councilman a call to find out what he thought about the whole thing. "That just means that I've drawn somebody's attention ... Personally, I'm flattered because they know my name," he said Tuesday, noting he wasn't aware of the account before we spoke. "I could care less. There are going to be people …
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Super fans and followers in the Free State.
How many friends do you have? If you live in Maryland, chances are, quite a few – at least in the world of social networking. According to a recent report, more than one-third of Marylanders had accounts on Facebook, the social media network with millions of users worldwide, as of July 2010 (2,078,478 to be exact.) The state ranks 34th among the states in terms of percentage of Facebook account holders and 23rd for Twitter account holders. DCI Group Digital, part of the DCI Group public affairs company in Washington, D.C., compared each state’s Facebook and Twitter accounts to numbers from the 2010 census. Washington State ranked first and second for Facebook and Twitter users, respectively. New Mexico ranked 50th for Facebook accounts, …