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Catz: Wakefield's Week on Social Media

Uniting the Wakefield online community, one Facebook or Twitter page at a time.

Welcome to Social Media Saturday, your guide to what you may have missed in the social media world, and our recommendations to help guide you through cyberspace.

Want to get featured in this column? It's simple - just comment/interact with Wakefield Patch on Twitter and Facebook. I'll pick the best moments each week.

Favorite Facebook Moment of the Week:
Was when I posted this call to action for vendors at this Saturday's Italian Festival, with a link detailing how to post:

"If you're a vendor/participant at this weekend's upcoming Italian Festival, why not post an announcement on Patch of what you've got planned for the weekend? How are you representing your business or your region of Italy? Costumes? Games? Prizes? Just log on then head to wakefield.patch.com/announceme​nts/new to let everyone in town know why they should visit YOUR business this weekend!

Facebook user Melody Zerfoss Horgan Gaeta responded about half an hour later with:

"Done - great idea! Thanks!"

Way to go, Melody, you win for , AND speed out of the gate!

In other Facebook happenings:

  • In response to an , Joyce Ebrecht said: "I remember going to Rod Stewart several years back with Mr. Maloney and his daughter meg...She was so close to her Dad...my heart goes out to her & her mom and the rest of the family... " Thanks for sharing your memory, Joyce!
  • In response to Nancy Bertrand's , Bostoniano.info wrote: "What a great page of history. Thanks for sharing." We think so, too! Great job, Nancy. 

Favorite Twitter Moment of the Week:
In a direct Twitter message, @danlieber tweeted this gem of a joke:

"The difference between a cat and a comma? A cat has its claws at the end of its paws; a comma is a pause at the end of a clause."

Some of you may know I have a soft spot for anything cats. In fact, my cat Lima was recently promoted to Associate Editor of Wakefield Patch. Not bad to go from shelter to editor in about 6 months!

Anyways, jokes that combine my love for writing and my love for cats are few and far to come by, but when they do, they're pure gold. Thanks for that, @danlieber.

In other Twitter happenings:

  • @Tim_Robb tweeted on Saturday: Just heard that retired WFD Chief Maloney passed yesterday. Funeral is monday. Any chance for a patch story recognizing him?
  • @ActionPage1 DM'ed on Monday to ask if we had any coverage of Sunday's . We did.

Must “Like” Facebook Page of the Week:
Is State Representative Paul Brodeur's Facebook page. Not only is it obvious that Rep. Brodeur (D-Melrose) updates it himself, which we like, he also posts useful information. And it's not just about himself and his activities around the area - Rep. Brodeur posts his stance on state issues and raises awareness on worthy causes on a regular basis. Keep up the good Facebooking!

Wakefield Patch on Facebook and Twitter
For more Facebook Pages that Wakefield residents might find interesting, check out our list of "Liked" pages on the Wakefield Patch Facebook Page. And don’t forget to follow Wakefield Patch at www.facebook.com/wakefieldpatch. 

You also can follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/WakefieldPatch. 

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