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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Two Newark women formally charged with third degree conspiracy after allegedly taking picture of elderly patient's genitalia, posting to Facebook
A nursing home worker and her friend accused of posting a Facebook photo of an elderly patient's genitalia were indicted Monday, the Attorney General's office announced. Helien Williams, 26, a certified nursing assistant at CareOne at Livingston, and Michele Walker, 22, both of Newark, were formally charged with third degree conspiracy in a state grand jury indictment. Williams was also charged with two counts of third degree invasion of privacy, while Walker was hit with one count of third degree invasion of privacy. Williams is accused of taking a photo of the patient's genitalia in January 2012 and sending it to Walker, who posted the picture on her Facebook page. Williams was fired from her position at CareOne at Livingston, an …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Livingston Technology Committee will present a workshop for the community about getting the most out of social networking.
The Livingston Technology Committee will present a workshop for the community about getting the most out of social networking on Thursday, October 4 at 7 p.m. Jim Comerford will present LinkedIn, the online business and professional social networking site and Howard Kleinman will discuss Facebook, the huge site that connects family, friends and even business associates. The meeting is open to the public and will take place at the Livingston Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave. Jim Comerford, founder and president of Successful Business Solutions, Inc., will focus on how to get the most out of LinkedIn and help the audience learn “how LinkedIn and social media are similar to person-to-person networking−and how it differs.” He will …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
It became a publicly-traded company this week and is making billions for its shareholders.
From its humble beginnings as an idea in a Harvard dorm room, to a social media site with an estimated 900 million users worldwide - Facebook has become a huge part of our popular culture. Privately held since 2004, Facebook became a publicly-traded company this week. That means all of its shares will be listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange and sold to the public, though some investors criticized that it was hard to get their hands on the stock. Once trading began, Facebook sold 421 million shares at $38 each and raised an estimated $16 billion in one day, setting records for valuation and volume of first-day trading. Friday's trading set a record for the number of shares sold, 567 million.The company's total valuation is now estimated at $…
Friday, May 11, 2012
A state legislative committee approved a bill this week that would bar the practice.
Can an employer force you to reveal your Facebook or other social media password as a condition for getting hired or keeping your job? That issue began to get some attention in March after a statistician in New York reported that during an interview with a potential employer, the woman interviewing him had searched for his Facebook and, upon discovering that it was private, asked him for the password. The statistician, Justin Bassett refused and left the interview, according to the Associated Press. But the story brought to light other instances where employers have sought similar access to social media accounts, and have led several states to consider legislation to ban the practice. California's assembly voted Thursday to approve such …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The new "life event" option also lets users search for donor registries.
Facebook users can now add when they became an organ donor to their Facebook Timeline, a move that founder Mark Zuckerberg said could help spread awareness and get more people to become donors. Users simply click on adding a “Life Event” to their timeline, and can find the organ donor option under “Health and Wellness.” There they can add the state, date and story on their decision to become a donor. If you are not a donor, you can search your local registry right on Facebook. "Facebook is really about communicating and telling stories… We think that people can really help spread awareness of organ donation and that they want to participate in this to their friends. And that can be a big part of helping solve the crisis that's out there…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Nursing home employees accused of snapping picture of elderly resident's genitalia
Two Newark residents have been charged with invasion of privacy after allegedly posting a photo of a nursing home resident's genitalia on Facebook, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced Thursday. Helien Williams, 26, and Michele Walker, 21, were charged via a complaint summons with third-degree invasion of privacy and third-degree conspiracy. Williams, a certified nursing assistant who worked at CareOne at Livingston with Walker, is accused of taking a picture of the elderly resident's genitalia with her cell phone and sending it to Walker, who supposedly posted the photo on Facebook. CareOne at Livingston, is an assistant living facility for senior citizens in Livingston. Williams was terminated from her position at CareOne as a …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
A woman in Millburn loses $2,000 when she wires money to help a 'friend.'
If you’ve been on Facebook long enough, chances are you know the one: A Facebook friend messages you (usually in an instant message) and sounds frantic, telling you he (or she) has just been mugged in a foreign country (usually Great Britain) and that you are the only one online he could reach. If you write back, your “friend" will ask you to wire money because after being mugged he is stuck overseas with nothing. Twice I've had hackers posing as friends try this scam on me. Both times, I was able to email my friend outside of Facebook to find out what was going on. My friends had been victims of hackers, and if I hadn’t reached out to them, I might have been taken in by what seems pretty believable at first. A Milburn resident and …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Marilyn Joyce Lehren explains how to find out the latest news fast and for free.
The Old Guard welcomed Patch’s editor, Marilyn Joyce Lehren, as she told her rapt audience, many of whom already knew about the site, more about Livingston Patch. She explained how Patch is a place you “go to get information” and it allows followers to obtain news about our town several times throughout the day via Twitter and Facebook as well as the Patch site. Followers can also access a two-minute nightly newscast which presents information from around our county. Lehren explained that there are nearly 800 Patch sites across the United States with 10 in Essex County alone. Articles, photos, and video from one location can easily be shared around the world in a matter of seconds. As an upstart (even though it is owned by AOL which …
Monday, March 7, 2011
We have a question for you: Have your brushed up on your social media skills?
When I was a teen, spending the weekend with friends at the Livingston Mall was something to do. We’d walk the mall in our group, spending money, our Lancer varsity jackets a magnet to meet other teens from rival sports towns. The mall has always been a gathering place for teens. And make no mistake, the mall caters to this crowd: Teens spend serious cash. So when did Friday night turn into a threatened “Hell Night?” That was the social media buzz word for a Facebook event targeting Livingston Mall just as it did downtown South Orange and Jersey Gardens Mall before. The event fizzled before it even got off the ground, canceled supposedly when organizers saw that police were onto the plan. That wasn’t the end of it, though. Friday night was…