Thursday, January 24, 2013
A study conducted by two German universities titled "Envy on Facebook: A Hidden Threat to Users' Life Satisfaction?" was released this week, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Thursday, January 24
Do you have Facbook envy? A study conducted by two German universities found that one in three people felt worse after visiting the social media site, which has "1 billion users and has produced an unprecedented platform for social comparison," according to the Chicago Tribune. The Chicago Tribune reports vacation photos spurred the biggest cause for jealousy on Facebook while social interaction, which lead to users comparing how many likes a post or photo would get compared to other Facebook friends, was second. Some have chosen to stop using the social media site or limit their use due to the envious feelings, according to the Tribune.
Friday, January 18, 2013
The number of teens who use social network sites almost doubles between ages 12 and 13, according to data from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life.
About 76 percent of teens Internet users are also social media users, according to a survey of about 800 teens surveyed in 2011 by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Of those teen social media users, 93 percent have a Facebook account and the number of teens who use social network sites almost doubles between the ages of 12 and 13, according to the Pew data. Most social networking sites restricts children under 13 years old from creating an account, but it’s not uncommon for children to lie about their age when signing up. From Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter and many other social networking sites popping up on the web, Patch wants to know: At what age do you allow your children to have a social media account? …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
On Friday the Village launches its first free local business deal from Lisle Hilton.
Monday, May 16, 2011
When conversation is replaced by media, we lose the art of conversation.
"Reach out, reach out and touch someone...reach out and just say 'hi.'" This jingle had us all picking up our house phones to call family and friends. Today, the commercials are focused on '4G technology; faster, and less dropped calls.' When did we ever have a dropped call when we used a wall phone? There are days that I miss the long, coiled phone cord that I would stretch from the kitchen wall to the hall stairs. I would loop my fingers through nervously when that cute boy from History class called. The long conversations with girlfriends about who wore what, how get out of swim class or who smiled at us during lunch hour. Lost are the long conversations between teen friends. And not just because phones really don't have those nice long…
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Here are a few Lisle-related items that hit the Internet today.
Who plows the Arboretum? How is the Morton Arboretum able to open every day of the year, even after torrents of snow and ice? A team of big trucks. The Arboretum posted photos of their trucks clearing the roads on their Facebook. Lodge announces anniversary celebration The Lodge at Four Lakes and band The Homewreckers will ring in the restaurant's eighth anniversary on Feb. 3. Find details on their Facebook. Redesign on horizon for The View The Naperville Sun's Dave Sharos reports on Monday night's special meeting of the Lisle Park District, which reviewed upcoming plans for The View Restaurant.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Patch updates its site and social media accounts several times each day. How do you want to keep track of new content?
You can choose to have our daily or weekly newsletter delivered to your inbox, but there are several other ways to know the latest on Patch. Apps! Download the Patch iPhone app or create a bookmark to your home site. We tell you how here. (Droid users, we'll get to you soon!) Subscribe to our RSS feed Stream our latest content into your Google Reader or similar aggregate page. The RSS icon is located in the 'Follow us' section on the right side of Lisle Patch's main page. Follow us on Facebook Find us at facebook.com/LislePatch. We post links to the site's newest articles, and share status updates from other local Facebook feeds. You can recommend and share these with your friends. Follow us on Twitter Find us at twitter.com/LislePatch. We…
Monday, October 25, 2010
Heavy storms predicted for area, and other interesting Lisle-related items that hit the Internet today.
Are you prepared for a potential storm? The National Weather Service issued a warning tomorrow and Wednesday, citing showers and thunderstorms prior to 10 a.m. Winds are expected to reach around 55 miles per hour. For more information, visit the NWS Web site for the Chicago area at www.crh.noaa.gov/lot. Facebook updates Lisle's Facebook page announced that Polar Express event tickets are now on sale. The Library promotes a reading of "The Canterville Ghost" and shares some of its new young adult titles. Benedictine University shared photos of Moonlight Madness last week and the Four Lakes also announced that boats are in storage for the winter. It's official: the famous Smuttynose beer that the Bavarian Lodge has been hailing is on its way…