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Brewerytown: Community Members Use Social Media to Follow Local and National Politics

Brewerytown: Community Members Use Social Media to Follow Local and National Politics

As tensions run high regarding the impending 2016 presidential election, members of the Brewerytown are turning to social media to stay involved. State Rep. Donna Bullock, whose office is located in Brewerytown, is also using social media to bring these issues closer to home. According to the Brewerytown Neighborhood Plan, the area faced many issues concerning […]

 By Nicholas A. Cutrona

Social Media for The Congress of South African Trade Unions

[vimeo 73351018] In post apartheid South Africa there is a major focus on access. Citizens should have access to the resources they need and to the people and organizations who can provide them. But, as a new generation flocks to social media for news and updates on government affairs, it becomes a necessity to communicate through […]

 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 Randi Fair

Cedar Park: Local Businesses Use Social Media to Connect with Customers

Cedar Park: Local Businesses Use Social Media to Connect with Customers

When most people think of social media, they tend to think of their own pages or accounts including how to use these platforms to build new relationships or reconnect with those they’ve lost contact with. But many businesses use these networks to spread awareness of the goods or services they have to offer. Dawn Campbell, […]

 By Elizabeth Diane Sim and Brianna Michelle Bosak

Mount Airy: Social Media Sheds Light on Local Businesses

Mount Airy: Social Media Sheds Light on Local Businesses

Technology is changing the way we live. So- it is interesting to observe how Mount Airy – a neighborhood as old as America itself – is staying up-to-date, while still preserving its historic charm and quaint village-like atmosphere. Unlike most places in America, Mount Airy remains rather untouched when it comes to commercial outlets and […]

 By Lindsay Wessell

Northern Liberties: Social Media Anti-crime Weapon for Police and Townwatch

Northern Liberties: Social Media Anti-crime Weapon for Police and Townwatch

[vimeo 67768723] Crime in Northern Liberties has been on the decline in recent years. To keep crime trending downward, residents and police alike have taken to a variety of social media outlets. The Northern Liberties Townwatch is a group that works to foster a strong connection between residents and law enforcement to inform the public about […]

 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 Julie R. Smith

Technically Philly: Photographers Use Social Media For Self Branding and Engagement

Technically Philly: Photographers Use Social Media For Self Branding and Engagement

In this new age of technology, it is rare to see someone without his or her thumbs glued to an iPhone or Android device. Much of the world is Online and connected via social media throughout all hours of the day. With such an abundance of information, news and pictures shared on multiple social media […]

 By Matthew D. Flowers

Northeast Philly: Councilman Introduces New App to Boost Social Media Presence

Northeast Philly: Councilman Introduces New App to Boost Social Media Presence

Committed to making city government more accessible, 6th District Councilman Bobby Henon introduced yesterday the long-awaited cityhall application for smartphone users. The app is designed to provide residents, business owners and visitors of Philadelphia access to many of the services offered at City Hall right from the phone in their pocket. Henon announced the new […]

 By Maria Zankey

Center City: Connecting the LGBTQ Community in the Digital Age

Center City: Connecting the LGBTQ Community in the Digital Age

Chris Bartlett considers himself an active part of the technical community–or the geek community– as he affectionately calls it. But Bartlett is also an active member of the LGBTQ community, serving as the executive director of the William Way Community Center, a hub for sexual and gender minorities in Philadelphia. Bartlett has immersed himself in […]