Saturday, March 9, 2013
Nice video montage by... who?
We just found this new video on YouTube of Tucker High School's stellar swim team, doing what they do best. It's full of great shots taken this season and includes star swimmers such as Johnny Sabin and Cash DeLoache, but it doesn't say by whom... If you know, tell us, so that we can say thank you and maybe cajole them into doing more of these for Patch. Enjoy.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Google is No. 1, and its YouTube is No. 4. Which of these do you use the most?
The Web is a part of everyday life, and as 2012 comes to a close, it's interesting to see which online properties are the most used. No surprise on No. 1: It's Google, the top online search engine according to Nielsen information. And YouTube, the leading video sharing site which is owned by Google, is No. 4. Facebook, the mammoth social networking site, is No. 2. It had almost 153 million unique visitors per month, according to Nielsen. Also worth noting: AOL Media Network was at No. 7, with 86.6 million unique visitors per month. (AOL is the parent company of Patch.com). Yahoo, still strong in search and also a leader in online content, was at No. 3. Which web sites do you use most? Share your online favorites in the comments below.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The man behind the film that inspired riots all over the world has been arrested. In Libya, however, the attacks and protests were different. So what's really going on?
By now, we've all heard about the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that resulted in the deaths of four Americans. It was the first in a series of riots and protests that swept through a big chunk of the world, including Pakistan, Sudan and Egypt. At first, we were told that the riots were in response to a video that depicted Islam's Prophet Muhammad as a depraved child molester and womanizer. Others, like Sen. John McCain, said it had nothing to do with the movie but were the result of a premeditated attack sponsored by a terrorist organization. In other words, terrorism. So the question is, was it pre-planned or spontaneous? The White House continued to assert that it was spontaneous and tied to the film, despite claims by Libyan …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Two students present a business proposal on the web.
Two seniors at Tucker High School have submitted a project to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, in which students pitch an idea in sixty seconds, with the goal of turning it into an actual business if enough votes are cast in their favor. Chase Pinckney and Sarron Hagos, both 17, took on the challenge with an 'elevator pitch' about their product - a healthy chips and salsa snack called C&S On The Go. The girls also have a website, t-shirts and business cards. Take a look and then vote right here.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The district's Twitter and YouTube feeds start Thursday.
Members of the DeKalb County Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Atkinson will launch DeKalb Schools’ first ever Twitter and YouTube channels on Thursday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. The event will stream live on the District’s Twitter page. Parents are invited to view the event live by following the School District on Twitter. The School District’s social media channels will post up-to-the-minute news, photos, video and other content to promote student achievements, as well as District news and information for parents and residents.