Monday, April 29, 2013
Both departments will use the social media site, along with Twitter, to disseminate information to the public.
You can now "like" the Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments. County officials announced Monday afternoon that the departments now share a page on Facebook. The page will be used to distribute information from the two departments as well as the county Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. "We know how much people care about police news in their communities," said County Police Chief Jim Johnson, in an emailed statement. "Social media helps us provide information when significant news is breaking. It also helps dispel rumors in an era rumor spreads instantly." The page is the latest foray into social media by the county. The police and fire department already have a presence on Twitter. The Office of Homeland Security…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Forecasters, who originally predicted snowfall totals as high as a foot or more in some parts of the Baltimore area, are revising totals.
Schools were closed in preparation, but many residents and Patch readers are wondering—where's the snow? Forecasters, too, have been revising predictions as a low pressure system responsible moves north and takes the warmer temperatures with it. Here is what some Baltimore-area forecasters have been saying on Twitter over the past few days.
Monday, October 31, 2011
What the Ravens were tweeting after their 30-27 win Sunday.
Friday, October 28, 2011
A weekly roundup of what the Ravens, their fans and the people who cover the NFL are talking about.
Former Ravens fullback Le’Ron McClain couldn’t believe he was booed in his return to M&T Bank Stadium during the NFL preseason. Former wide receiver Derrick Mason had the displeasure of being booed twice in three weeks when he was traded from the New York Jets to the Houston Texans. Now, with former tight end Todd Heap returning to the city he represented as a Raven for a decade, will Heap, too, be booed? The Arizona Cardinals' tight end is apparently doing what he can to avoid that, as he took out a half-page ad in The Baltimore Sun Friday thanking the organization, the fans and reminding readers that it wasn’t his decision to leave Baltimore. Ravens fans seemed to harbor ill will for McClain because he never fully embraced the idea of …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
A weekly roundup of tweets immediately following the Baltimore Ravens' football game.
Friday, October 21, 2011
A weekly look at tweets by and about the Baltimore Ravens.
Joe Flacco can’t catch a break. Even in a week after he stood in against a surprisingly tough Houston Texans pass rush while still throwing for 305 yards and leading the Ravens to a 29-14 win, it only took a couple minutes of searching to find one of the fourth-year quarterback’s detractors. “@RealSkipBayless claims that Ravens as a team not sold on Flacco as their QB. C'mon Skip... Don't show up at any Ravens bar,” Lance Beasman wrote on Twitter. The tweet, of course, was referring to ESPN analyst Skip Bayless, who’s rarely had nice things to say about Flacco. That’s fine, of course. Bayless is paid to pontificate on the sports world and offer opinions that start conversation. But as someone who follows the Ravens closely, I just don’t …
Monday, October 17, 2011
Tweets from Ravens players and staff following Sunday's win.
Friday, October 7, 2011
A collection of tweets by and about the Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens may be off this weekend, but that doesn’t mean today isn’t still Purple Friday for many around Baltimore. Still, not everyone is celebrating the way they might like. “I really wish we could wear our Ravens jerseys on purple Fridays at work,” wrote @britnystarr on Twitter Friday morning. I’ve worked places where the ritual of wearing a football jersey to work on Friday joined the ranks of which department the boss favors and who forgot to clean out the microwave in office gossip circles. Some say wearing a football jersey to work is unprofessional, period. Others ask what’s wrong with showing a little team spirit on what is usually a casual dress day, anyway. ESPN columnist Ricky Reilly says football jerseys should never, ever …
Friday, September 30, 2011
A collection of tweets by and about the Baltimore Ravens heading into the weekend's game.
When former Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan left for the New York Jets three years ago--after being passed over for the Baltimore head coaching gig--a rivalry grew almost overnight. But it’s a different kind of rivalry. Though the teams haven’t been firing back and forth in public, it’s the kind of rivalry that has players being unusually candid--if you look hard enough. “I always try to live in the moment,” Brendon Ayanbadejo tweeted. “But man I'm excited for Sunday night football! #Ravens vs #jets.” It all starts with the New York coach. Ryan was beloved in Baltimore by players and fans alike. And you can’t swing a cat around the Internet without hitting a story that claims Ravens players wanted Ryan to be the coach after Brian …
Monday, September 26, 2011
A roundup of tweets from Baltimore Ravens players after a 37-7 win over St. Louis.