Monday, December 10, 2012
It was 20 years ago that the first text or "SMS" was sent. It has come a long way since then and is the preferred method of telephone communication for many.
Monday, December 10, 2012
On Dec. 3, 1992, a 22-year-old British engineer, Neil Papworth, sent the first-ever SMS -- Short Messaging Service -- according to ABC News Radio. Little did he know that his invention would change the world of communication - and the written English language - OMG Who'd hv thought, LOL. Papworth's message, sent from his computer to a friend’s Orbitel 901 mobile phone read, “Merry Christmas.”
That one little SMS became known as a text and to date billions of them have been sent aound the world. Twenty years later, however, ABC News Radio reports that texting, or SMS, usage is declining worldwide and is likely to continue to do as more people buy smartphones and Twitter continues to grow in popularity, even for one on one conversations. …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Beaumont shows its heart (and humor) with its response to a Twitter request.
When Beaumont Health System's social media specialists noticed a tweet from Samantha (@itsmayhem) that read—"I want my life narrated by the voice from the Beaumont Hospital commercials"—they decided to have a little fun. We've all seen and heard the commercials with that music—and that voice. The script goes something like this: NARRATOR (seriously) Whether you've come to Beaumont for a simple screening or major surgery, you'll find the most advanced medical care in the world. With the help of the talented William Price, the voice of Beaumont's ads, Samantha got her wish to have her life narrated —sort of. "We called (Price) and asked …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Patch samples local reaction on Twitter following the Detroit Tigers 4-3 loss Sunday to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series.
Local Tweeters took to the Twitter following Game 4 of the World Series to offer their take on the Detroit Tigers being swept, and the future of the team. Here is a sampling of some of local Tweets from Tweeters in Patch communities:
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Local reaction on Twitter following the Detroit Tigers 2-0 loss Saturday ranges from offering batting tips to hope the impossible can happen.
Twitter users took to the social media website following Game 3 of the World Series and shared their thoughts on the team and predictions for the remainder of the series. Here is a sampling of some of local Tweets from Tweeters in Patch communities: What are some of our favorite Tweets? Share them on Patch.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Twitter users share their thoughts about the Detroit Tigers performance in the second game of the World Series, and predictions for the remainder of Fall Classic.
Twitter users took to the social media website following Game 2 of the World Series and shared their thoughts on the performance of the Detroit Tigers, and their thoughts about the balance of the series. Here is a sampling of some of local Tweets from Tweeters in Patch communities:
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Users of the social networking site in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa were affected Thursday, according to the Associated Press.
Royal Oak Patch was not immune to a Twitter outage that affected users around the world Thursday, the day before the 2012 Olympic Games were set to kick off in London. While the social networking site appeared to be working again Thursday afternoon, earlier in the day users were greeted with an error message when attempting to access the service via computer. "The outage — which was first noticed at around 11:15 a.m. ET and had been down for about an hour — didn’t even displaying the company’s typical 'fail whale' logo it typically posts during down times," according to social media site mashable.com. "The platform has since come back for some across the U.S (with limited functionality), while others are reporting that it is still down." …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A large group of teenagers congregated near 11 Mile Road and Main Street on Saturday evening after some online activity alluded to a fight.
The arrest of two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old over the weekend has led city commissioners to ask for strict enforcement of Royal Oak’s 10:30 p.m. curfew for anyone 16 or under. “We had a group of kids show up at the Emagine Theatre after 7 p.m. (on Saturday),” Chief Corrigan O’Donohue told commissioners at their meeting Monday night. “There was some Twitter activity about a fight that was supposed to take place there. Most of them were just hoping to see a fight that never happened.” Commissioner Kyle DuBuc said he noticed “downtown Royal Oak” was a trending topic on the popular social media site Saturday night. “Kids were exchanging a lot of banter saying ‘Who’s going? I’m going,’” DuBuc said. The commissioner said he couldn’t tell if …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Twitter is afire with this trending hash tag. What CAN'T you do, Royal Oak?
The Twitter hash tag #5thingsyoucantdo is one of the top trending topics on Twitter right now. So that got us thinking, what CAN'T we do? Or more specifically, what can't we do in Royal Oak today? Here are a few things that come to mind that we can't do in Royal Oak today: Let's take it a step further. What are five things you CAN do in Royal Oak today?