Area teens choose their mental health, jobs and hobbies over participating on social media.
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WNC mental health providers warn of ‘doomscrolling’
When Tiffany Schultz finally quit Facebook, it came after years of unease with the division and negativity she saw there. She joined the social network in 2006 but says she “had not been a very big fan of Facebook for a while. … I saw it as a necessary evil after moving from Wisconsin,” the […]
Henderson County protects Cawthorn after threats
Maj. Frank Stout of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office declined to provide additional information about the threats or their credibility, citing an ongoing investigation. However, he said that he’d observed “a lot of hostility in the campaign this year” on social media — more so than in prior election cycles.
Letter: Smarten up and dumb it down
“Whether it is a good song, positive conversation, such as the ones Blades & Crystal have each morning, or the good deeds of others, my emotional well-being is better suited to the positive and avoiding the negative.”
When neighbors attack: How Asheville Nextdoor discussions go south
“So much for the popular Nextdoor mantra, ‘When neighbors start talking, good things happen’; a more accurate one might be, ‘When judgmental locals start talking, local places get unfairly dissed.'”
Local experts identify social media use as a factor in teen depression
Based on their work with teens experiencing depression, local professionals discussed their observations of a major factor that has changed in young peoples’ lives since 2005: near-universal use of social media.
Year in review: Local media highlights
Local media operations mostly held their own in 2018. While the Citizen Times staff are now tenants in their historic building in downtown Asheville, the paper bagged first place for general excellence in a statewide competition (from which Xpress also brought home a plentiful array of awards). Learn what media expert Jon Elliston found notable on the local media scene in 2018.
Local nonprofits go online to drive real-world change
While organizations continue to use traditional forms of community engagement such as printed mailing lists and media relations, social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have widened their scope of donors and support.
Social media-care expansion
Llama on the loose entertains dozens on Twitter
In case you missed the most interesting thing to happen on social media this week, an escaped llama had dozens (dozens) of Twitter users on the edges of their seats this afternoon.
Kids contribution: Learning Community — A guide to social media
When Xpress asked local educators for ideas about the focus of the annual Kids Issue, two distinct ideas rose to the top: activism and a kid’s view of the world. This week we focused on activism. We received a cornucopia of submissions, including the one you see below.
Ashevilleans react: Guess what? It’s snowing
Good morning, Asheville.
If you haven’t already noticed, it snowed quite a bit. Here’s what Ashevilleans have to say about today’s weather.
Sitel reaches settlement on labor charges; will change policies ***UPDATED***
Sitel has reached a settlement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on charges that it violated workers’ rights at its Asheville call center. While the company admits no wrongdoing, it does agree to meet many of the union’s demands, including posting notices of workers’ rights at its facility and changing its social media and solicitation policies.
Take care of each other
Recently, at a local supermarket, a woman who had just gone through the checkout line in front of us wasn't walking away with her purchases. After the cashier scanned our items and told us our total, the woman turned to us and said, "It's on me." Stunned, we could only utter, "Sorry?" But she repeated, […]
How Mission Health responded and learned from its 2008 social-media-fueled crisis (video)
A fascinating look behind the scenes at Mission Health as the staff and board dealt with a social-media-fueled crisis in 2008-2009, and from that challenge learned to embrace social media.
City shifts staff in effort to advance social media, community relations
The city of Asheville is shifting staff as part of an effort to improve social media and community relations. Asheville Police Department spokesperson Melissa Williams will move into a general community relations role, including overseeing the city’s blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts, while Lt. Wally Welch will take on public information duties at the APD.
City soliciting questions, answers over Facebook
The city of Asheville is launching a new question and answer effort from the public, this time via Facebook, complete with a video introduction.
The Xpress staff blog roundup: Of markets, social media and Shuler (and more!)
A trip to Asheville’s Downtown Market nets everything from tempeh to toilet paper. City Council jumps into social media. Shuler fights for re-election (against what odds?). Clouds — all this and more, in the wide world of Xpress’ staff blogs.
G. Love on G. Love
The singer/songwriter/harmonica player/hip-hop artist/bluesman in his own words, tweets, blog posts and videos.