My turn: Never question misery?

Some Facebook friends frequently post such reassurances as, “God is good all the time;” “God works in mysterious ways;” “He has a reason for everything;” “It is not for us to question, only to trust him.” • Mean Irene’s recent visit to the East Coast was a wrist-slap compared to other acts of God’s goodness. […]

How young is too young for Facebook?

Daniel Vasquez August Of the 20 million Facebook users under the age of 18 who have actively used the site in the past year, 7.5 million were younger than 13, according to Consumer Reports’ latest State of the Net survey. Meaning, they’re so young that they violate even Facebook’s terms of service, which requires that […]

New twist: Remake bad movies

A few weeks ago, I wrote about social networking, and the difference between Facebook and Google+. In brief, the starting point is the difference, because Facebook starts with the concept that everybody sees everything and Google+ starts with everybody sees nothing unless you say so. Over the past few weeks, I’ve found starting points everywhere […]

Local reaction to bin Laden death:

Local reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden (via the Clovis News Journal Facebook page): Karen Parrish, Clovis: “I hope this brings closure for those who lost loved ones on 9/11. It brings some sense of relief knowing that bin Laden won’t be able to do anything like 9/11 again, but we should never […]

Military mama: Facebook opens doors for friendships

I love hearing from readers, it makes me happy to know that I’m not just spilling my guts with no one taking any note. Your friend requests on Facebook and stopping me in the store just to say “hi” make my day. I did meet my first “fan.” I say that, only because that’s how […]

Holiday time for charity

Clyde Davis Before really getting into this column, I need to make a disclaimer. Either by typographical or some other error, I left readers of this column last week with the impression that my Facebook Veterans’ Day posting was not favorably received. The line should have read “many comments were positive.” Okay. Wonderful things to […]

Veteran title honor to hold

Clyde Davis I placed it up there on Facebook and got some comments — many weren’t positive, considering what I put up wasn’t particularly contentious. It was simply a Veterans Day posting. Whereas many say to the veteran,”Thank you for serving,” I thought it might make sense to say, at least from one veteran, “Thank […]

Monday morning briefing: Video games, school talk and a lot of wind

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own video game fan Jenna Zamie. Game: Fallout: New Vegas Genre: Role-playing game System: PC, 360, PS3 What is it? An enjoyable and sophisticated adventure through the western wastes with a few technical […]

Monday morning briefing: A big winner, 4-H and Facebook

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Big winner You might know Lynnae Allen of the Melrose 4-H Club if you attended the Curry County Fair. You couldn’t hardly miss her…she had entries in 85 categories, including baking, sewing, canning, posters and housing interiors. She’s the fair’s 2010 sweepstakes winner. Website […]

MySpace vs. Facebook

James Walker and Torie Iverson Editor’s note: Clovis’ James Walker and Rio Rancho’s Torie Iverson participated in the New Mexico Press Association’s annual high school journalism workshop last month. They wrote this story for The Future Press newspaper: Many technological advances in American culture have helped teens in many ways. Popularity of different online social […]

Facebook fad time waster

Karl Terry Maybe I’m a little late to the party but this week I finally dipped my toes in this Facebook fad that’s ongoing. I called a lot of other communication technologies fads too. There was the cell phone, CB radios, land line phones, telegraph, smoke signals and cave wall pictographs. None of them lasted […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Funny stuff and Muleshoe’s latest Facebook page

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing. Video of the day Did you hear the one…it’s our own Joking Around. Website of the day The Muleshoe Public Library is updating their Facebook as they progress through the summer reading program. Friend them on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Muleshoe-TX/Muleshoe-Area-Public-Library/338587969227?v=info#!/pages/Muleshoe-TX/Muleshoe-Area-Public-Library/338587969227?ref=ts&ajaxpipe=1&__a=25 Question of the day Does the heat […]

Portal offers new secure network tool similar to Facebook

By Tech. Sgt. Phyllis Hanson: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Air Force Portal Web designers are keeping up with the Web 2.0 era by offering portal users a new means to engage in professional communications in a secure social media environment. After initial tests among some 7,000 users in the Air […]

Monday morning briefing: A King’s Facebook and testing, testing, testing

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Web site of the day http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?v=wall&ref=ts&id=100000701614724 Portales Mayor Sharon King’s Facebook. Testing advice It’s testing week in Clovis schools. Educators suggest students get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy breakfast each morning, and try not to rush to school. Being relaxed and alert are key […]

Protecting environment everyone’s job

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist There on my Facebook page, larger than life, it appeared. “Become a Fan of: Stop the Wolf Killing Bill in Utah.” Though I don’t live in Utah, I find that, at least according to Facebook, I can weigh in on this conservation minded issue. So I did, and as a […]

Local businesses using Facebook, Twitter to promote services

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Michele Robertson comments Wednesday on the Facebook status of Hestands Floral and Gifts. Robertson displays photos of flower arrangements that have been created in the store and offers tips to customers for taking care of the flowers they purchase. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico More and more local businesses […]

The day the music (almost) died

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I wanted to shuffle. My music player wanted to click and whir. These things never end well. And so, I prepare to deal with the death of what has been one of my best friends over the last three or so years. Yes, a music player may not actually […]