Stories tagged with: social media

November 21, 2013 - 11:59am
21 weeks 41 min ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency dives into social media.

While the agency already has a Facebook page the site doesn't get much use and there is no presence on Twitter. Plans are in the works to change that with the addition of a social media coordinator.

Currently, full time clerk for the County Commissioners Caitlin Tacker will take care of updating the sites with weather warnings, road closures and any other general information necessary.

"What we'...

May 29, 2012 - 4:32pm
1 year 46 weeks ago

If you're in the job market, you might want to check the settings on your social media profiles.

As the law stands now, employers in Ohio have the legal right to require applicants to turn over passwords to Facebook, Twitter and other websites.  Democratic Senator Charleta Tavares of Columbus has introduced legislation that would ban employers from requesting that information.  Bob Mercer of the Muskingum County Opportunity Center said it's a quick and easy way for employers...

March 29, 2011 - 9:02pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

Statistics indicate that nearly 22% of teenagers log on to their favorite social media site more than ten times a day, and now it's causing concern for doctors nationwide.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new clinical report that offers research on the impact of social media on children, adolescents, and families.

"There are things that are missed in the communication, the way people say things, how you interact socially, I think it's more the sense of...

September 30, 2010 - 5:28pm
3 years 28 weeks ago

Twitter, Facebook, Linked-in, and the list goes on. To some, it may seem like a foreign language, but social media sites can greatly benefit a business.

Representatives from the 'Council of Smaller Enterprises' and 'Social Media LEAPS' met with members of the Chamber of Commerce to get them thinking about using tools like social media sites to enhance their businesses.

"There are things that can be very beneficial to small-business-owners in using social media. It creates...

October 12, 2009 - 12:37pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

While companies begin the push for profits during the fourth quarter, there's an opportunity for Zanesville busesses to grow.

October 14, the Zanesville Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar on making your competition irrelevant.

"What it means is how to set yourself apart, create a business model that's truly unique, so that you aren't going head to head with your competition," said Chamber of Commerce President Tom Poorman.

Next Wednesday,...

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