Friday, April 5, 2013
Post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #PatchOrioles ... or post your photos here!
Orioles Opening Day is here at last. After a winter of looking back at what was, while eagerly awaiting the upcoming season, baseball has returned to Baltimore. Whether you have great seats, a unique orange outfit, are watching at a bar with friends or caught a foul ball at the Yard, we want to see what you're doing for Opening Day. It's simple: Post your photos on Instagram today using the hashtag #PatchOrioles and your image will appear in our gallery here. Have video or photos on your phone but don't have Instagram? No worries. Upload them by clicking the button on this post, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll share your images from the ballpark. There are now more interactive features in the ballpark, including the ability for …
Monday, February 11, 2013
After Karen Brocklebank's son threatened to kill himself, she asked for support on social media and it came, in droves.
On Jan. 28, Karen Brocklebank wrote the first post on the Letters for Noah Facebook Page. The post described how her son was dealing with depression caused by bullying on social media sites and in his Howard County middle school. "This past weekend he posted on his Instagram account that he was planning to commit suicide on his birthday," wrote Brocklebank. "He also posted images of his arm where he has been cutting himself for the past two months." She was inspired to write about Noah's condition after sitting in the emergency room at his bed, where police had taken him after hearing about the Instagram post. "Noah has been dealing with bullying for the past year," wrote Brocklebank. "He has been feeling alone and left out, ostracized …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Post a patriotic photo from your Patch using the hashtag #PatchInauguration on Instagram.
We're starting something new here at Patch, borrowing an idea from social media networks. We're calling it the Weekend PatchTag Project. It's simple. Using your Instagram account, post a photo of patriotism in your community—you know, getting into the spirit of a presidential inauguration and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tag it with #PatchInauguration and it'll appear in our grid of images on every Patch site in Maryland. It's your chance to show off how patriotic your community is to the rest of the state. Now get to it! Oh, and while you're at it, what's your Instagram handle? Post it in a comment below, and let us know what Patch you live in, and we'll follow you!