Sunday, May 12, 2013
Social media is a great way to stay in contact with all things Brookline.
Have you “liked” us on Facebook? Stay up to date with all things Brookline by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter. There is no better way to contact us at Patch in case there is breaking news or something you want us to know.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
This week may be your last opportunity to vote on proposed privacy changes on Facebook. The social media site has opened up polls for users to vote on a number of policy updates to the site's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and Data Use Policy. Among those changes would be the abolition of users option to vote on changes in favor of a question-submission and webcasts. Voting opened Tuesday and will end on Monday, Dec. 10. Thirty percent of Facebook's population would need to vote against the changes to stop them from passing. The poll closes at 3 p.m. on Dec. 10. So what changes are being proposed? According to TechCrunch, the changes boil down to four updates: In the past, Facebook users have been able to vote in support or …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
What photo says "Brookline" to you.
Calling all Brookline photographers or artists: We need your help. The Brookline Patch facebook page already made the transition to the new timeline format. For those of you that have already embraced the new format on your personal page, you already know about the cover photo, that one giant photo dominating the screen. We want that one giant photo that dominates the Brookline Patch page to not only be good, but to feel like Brookline. We also want it to be a graphic representation of Brookline. When you think of Brookline, what image comes to mind? Coolidge Corner Theatre at night? The Town Hall, perhaps? A seasonal shot from Larz Anderson park? Did your kids draw a great Brookline scene? Is it the existing photo of the clocktower in …
Monday, September 19, 2011
I'll spell it out for you.
The other day someone called me a perfect mom. I kid you not, stop laughing. This person has been a good friend of mine for over 20 years—you’d think she’d know better. I’ve long been at war with the perfect mom. I see her everywhere, toned arms, white teeth, well-dressed, adorable children, a PhD, and a model husband. You’ve seen her too, she typically resides in a CVS picture-frame. I write often about the pressures a mother feels to be perfect and to do it all. Logically we know it’s not possible, and not even expected, but we beat ourselves up about it anyway. It’s important to remember that the perfect mom we idolize lives in snapshots and brief moments of time. No one can sustain perfection forever—or even ten minutes for that …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
A lecture Dr. Michael Rich on the subject of young teenagers and social media.
In the fast-paced media landscape of social networking and smartphones, parents may feel left behind and unable to keep up or monitor their kids. Brookline parents learned tools and tips at “Tweets and Teens: A Dialogue and Parents Guide to Kids’ Use of Facebook, Twitter & Other Social Media,” held at Brookline High School. About 60 parents heard experts speak about the impact that all media, not just social, has on children. The event, presented by Brookline Community Mental Health Center (BCMHC), is part of the Sher Parent Educational Series, founded by Brookline parent Rachel Sher. “As parents, we’re navigating uncharted waters with social media,” Sher said. “Let’s face it, none of us grew up with social media…Our kids are learning …