Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Brick Thrown Through A Window, Flowers Stolen From Front Of Woman’s Home

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Brick Thrown Through A Window, Flowers Stolen From Front Of Woman’s Home

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: Woman Gets Brick Thrown Through Window: Point Breeze resident Lisha Davis reported on Thursday, August 10 that a man posing as a construction worker threw a brick through her window one night earlier. According to […]

 By Jonah Martinson

South of South Street: Igloo Desserts Stays #Cool on Social Media

South of South Street: Igloo Desserts Stays #Cool on Social Media

[vimeo 67750894] As the community of Graduate Hospital continues to grow, local businesses have been forced to search for alternative ways to stay connected to the public. Igloo Desserts, a newly opened frozen yogurt shop, may have found the answer. Located at 2223 Grays Ferry Ave., Igloo Desserts is at the heart of an up and […]

 By Emma Jones

Fishtown: Businesses Use Social Media to Connect with Customers

Fishtown: Businesses Use Social Media to Connect with Customers

Across the world, businesses are incorporating social media into their marketing strategies in new and exciting ways. Fishtown business owners are no stranger to this marketing tool and have been taking advantage of all that is offered on these websites. Whipped Bakeshop, located at 636 Belgrade St., creates custom baked goods and has started using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr to engage […]

 By Abigail T. Reimold

Germantown: The Circus School Juggles With Social Media

Germantown: The Circus School Juggles With Social Media

The Circus School, like businesses, bands and other entities has turned to Facebook both to generate an audience and figure out who makes up their audience. While professionals specializing in social media are often hired to streamline communicating messages across different platforms on the internet, this school doesn’t have a dedicated social media manager. However […]

 By Sara Khan and Alyssa Saylor

Plan Philly: South Kensington Businesses Use Internet Resources for Development

Plan Philly: South Kensington Businesses Use Internet Resources for Development

A fax machine printed out a lunch order at George’s Pizza, located at Second Street and Girard Avenue in South Kensington. Employees did not take the order over the phone—they hadn’t even spoken to the customer. Internet resources ranging from Facebook and Twitter to GrubHub and Yelp and even Lucky Ant are playing a role in […]

 By Nick Vadala and Sarah Schu

Center City: Teacher Talks Chalk

Center City: Teacher Talks Chalk

“The beauty of this idea is in its simplicity,” said David Simnick, 23, a first-year social studies teacher at Young Scholars Charter School in North Philadelphia through the Teach for America program. “We want to unleash the potential of social media in the classroom.” Simnick’s vision to maximize social media’s educational potential has come to […]