Friday, April 5, 2013
Voting closes Saturday at midnight in a contest being run through Facebook.
The new face of a Grand Rapids hair salon could be a former Miss Farmington. Kayla Pingel, who won the local title in 2009, is among 10 finalists in "The Face of Cheeky Strut" contest, which closes at midnight on Saturday. Facebook users can cast a vote by first "liking" the page, then clicking on the contest link. The winner will be featured in salon advertising and promotions for a year, and will receive complimentary hair, skin and other services, plus home care products. Visit the Cheeky Strut Facebook page to vote.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Show us that spring really is just around the corner, and we may feature your photo.
Spring has finally arrived (on the calendar, at least), and Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch's Facebook page needs a new look to reflect the change of season. The social media sharing site allows users to post a "cover photo" that represents what the page is all about. We're looking for photos of Farmington or Farmington Hills in the spring, images, past or present, that show the best of the community. To submit a photo for consideration, click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above. By sharing your photo here, you give us permission to use it on our Facebook page. According to Facebook's guidelines the JPG file should be 851 pixels wide, 315 pixels tall and less than 100 kilobytes. (If that's all Greek to you, don't worry – …
Friday, December 7, 2012
From Friday through Sunday, Facebook users can help the youth program benefit from Bright House Networks' 12 Days of Giving, by sharing pictures of canned and boxed foods.
A youth group that collects food for distribution to needy families in Farmington and Farmington Hills is asking Facebook users to "share" a little during a Bright House Networks Facebook charity drive this weekend. During the 12 Days of Giving, Bright House Networks will post a different picture of a much needed item on its Facebook company profile page. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, those pictures represent canned and boxed foods that will be donated to the City of Farmington Hills After School Program. "In turn, we will help those truly struggling in our community," program director Todd Lipa wrote in a flyer that promotes the effort. "Some of the organizations that will receive these food donations are: St. Al’s (Servant Church of …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Let us know in the comments if we've missed any of your favorite local organizations on Facebook.
We've found 45 Farmington and Farmington Hills organizations, churches and nonprofits that have Facebook pages you may want to "Like": We also compiled a list of business Facebook pages to which you can add your local favorites: Farmington Area Facebook Pages You Might "Like" Be sure to "Like" Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch, too, and let us know in the comments about any organizations we may have missed.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
We've sifted through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to bring you a selection of local posts.
Thousands of Farmington and Farmington Hills residents use social media every day, and we've collected some of their posts through a website called Storify.com. Check out local job listings, video home tours and more on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.com, then browse through the list of events on our calendar today, along with events for which you'll have to buy tickets or register if you want to attend them later in the week. Check our calendar for even more activities, classes and events happening today and throughout the week. If your event isn't listed, feel free to add it.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The men's salon will give $1 for each new "Like" on Facebook to an organization that promotes information about men's health issues.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Roosters Men's Grooming Center in Farmington Hills is supporting the "Movember" movement through the month of November, by donating $1 for every new "Like" on the salon's Facebook page. In 2011, Movember raised more than $126 million around the world, and in the U.S. donated funds supporting prostate and testicular cancer initiatives, according to the organization's website. Funds are raised by men who grow, trim and maintain mustaches in November and seek sponsors for their efforts. A Roosters Men's Grooming Center press release indicated the company's goal is to raise $4,000.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Camelot Venture Group says the social media giant stole its idea for a button that allows consumers to add items to a virtual wish list.
Farmington Hills private investment group Camelot Venture Group is suing Facebook over a technology that lets Web users create a virtual wish list. PC Magazine reported in October that Facebook confirmed it is testing a "Want" button. Camelot Ventures Group says the feature duplicates its wantbutton.com, released in 2010, which allows companies to build a "Want" button into their websites. The company's website links to a 2011 Business Insider article on wantbutton.com and its creators, Lucky Lefty Group, who told a reporter they were inspired by Facebook's "Like" button. Their "Want" button allows consumers to create wish lists of items from more than 200 participating websites and to follow other wish lists. "The fledgling company is …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Storify.com brings together social media activity in the community.
With stories that start conversations on Twitter and Facebook, Patch sometimes brings the conversation onto our site through Storify.com. But people use social media sites every day, so we collected posts from the past few days and found the on-line conversation filled with job opportunities, lost pets, local events and more. You can connect with Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch any time on Facebook or on Twitter. If you want to get away from your computer, follow these links for more information about today's events, along with later events that require tickets or registration:
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Farmington Area Suicide Prevention Task Force hosts a community conversation that explores how social media affects mental health.
Fatigue. Moodiness. A sense of disconnectedness. Loss of interest in hobbies. Those are all signs of depression. And they may also be signs that you're spending too much time on-line. Panelists at a Wednesday community conversation spoke for nearly two hours at Farmington Hills city hall about how the Internet, and social media in particular, affect mental health. About 40 people attended the event, hosted by the Farmington Area Suicide Prevention Task Force (FASPTF). Mark Ostach, a Farmington High graduate, led the discussion. Working with engineer Paul Loe, Ostach created mymentalspace.com, which provides Internet users a tool to help control the time they spend online. Ostach said "Internet use disorder" has been recommended for …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Because of changes to Facebook pages, many of our posts are only visible to a handful of users. Here's how to make sure you still get Patch news on Facebook.
Recent changes to Facebook may mean that some users who "Like" Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch aren't getting all of our updates. Take these simple steps to make sure you're tapped in to our conversations on the social networking site: Step 1: Navigate to Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch's page. Step 2: Click the button at the top of the page where it says "Liked." Step 3: Check "Show in news feed." And you're done!