Here at Wilmington Patch , social media is a big deal.
Social media is one way we interact with you, answer your questions and get to see what's on your mind. Engagement Weekly is our new twist on Social Media Saturday. We highlight your questions and thoughts you've shared on Facebook and other media throughout the past week, and no we'll also be sharing some top comments from the Wilmington Patch site.
We'll also point you to some new and interesting pages you may not have known about before.
Overheard in Wilmington This Week
Here is a sampling of comments and happenings on our Facebook page and the social media world from the past week:
- The climb continues on the Wilmington Patch Facebook page! Last week we hit 819 followers, seven days later we're all the way up to 836 fans! That's an increase of 17 fans in just one week. Keep spreading the word so we can reach our goal of and surpass 1,000!
- Sunday was a pristine fall day, and we asked our readers what their plans were for the day. "Watching the Pats destroy the Jets," said Kristen Johnson. Luckily for New England fans, she was right! Cathy Crotty Cook enjoyed the weather so much that she went to the beach while Cathy Marsden Walsh hit up the Topsfield Fair. Dan Creedon, meanwhile, was happy enjoying some colder temperatures as he had a double header of hockey games.
- On Tuesday we ran a poll on the site, . "My Keurig is my go to spot," said Diane Dizacomo. Elva Y. Derby doesn't have to go very far either. "In my kitchen," she said. It's not too late to cast your vote!
- Thank you to reader Bonnie DiOrio! We originally posted the game time for the rescheduled football game as Saturday at 7 p.m. as it was listed on HighSchoolSports.net. But as DiOrio correctly pointed out, the game was rescheduled for 2 p.m. That's why Patch readers are great, and why we can't do anything without you!
- Speaking of the football game, we let our readers know that we'll have updates throughout, and Amy O'Keefe Largenton was glad to hear it. "I am at work and would love to know how it's going," she said. "I am torn today. I live in Wilmington but my cousin is the quarterback for Wakefield." Decisions, decision!
- There's no doubt what the hottest debate of the week was on Wilmington Patch. We posted a after an exchange with Town Manager Michael Caira. We also showed video of Rep. James Miceli calling MacDonald's removal "in poor taste," and Caira defending the removal saying residents have a right to a respectful meeting. A total of 78 residents took a poll asking if MacDonald should have been removed from the meeting. The vote was spread out, with 44 people saying "Yes," 27 readers saying "No," and 7 selected "Undecided." There were also a total of 21 comments on the article, so be sure to check it out.
- On Facebook, readers shared their thoughts on the incident as well. "Wow! Clearly an infringement of the freedom of speech," said Mike Watters. "Kudos to Jim Miceli for defending him!" Stacie Murphy also commented on the link. "No comment, just sad," she said.
Social Media page of the week
- iPods for Wounded Veterans took a trip to Washington, D.C., last weekend to deliver iPods to soliders in the nation's capitol. You can become a fan of the group of Facebook, supporting a great cause.
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