Tag Archives: Social media

Facebook and death

I’ll start this post with a sad fact: I’ve learned of two friends’ deaths from Facebook. The first was when Facebook was in its infancy and not that many people used it. I had just graduated from college when someone wrote a post on their wall saying the name of the person followed by “RIP.” […]

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Joleen Ruffin moves on from Tracy Island

It’s with some sadness I received an email announcement this week from Joleen Ruffin, the voice and motivation behind TracyIslandOnline.com, saying she’d be turning over the site to someone new. Ruffin, top center, started the social networking site, utilizing the Ning.com platform, in May 2009. I did a story on her in July 2010. As […]

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Twitter, Facebook and doughnuts

Most avid doughnut lovers living in a 30-mile radius of March Lane know by now that Krispy Kreme, the national doughnut chain, is reopening its Stockton store on Nov. 16. We reported on both the closing of the location in 2007 and the announced reopening. And I’ll be out on Nov. 16 braving the cold […]

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Avoiding social media awkwardness

My five year college reunion is this weekend, which means I’m gearing up to see quite a few of my friends I haven’t seen in a long time. We’ve been communicating on Twitter, Facebook and – in rare cases – on MySpace. I blame my BlackBerry, but I’ve become more comfortable text messaging and emailing […]

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