Should Albany Patch Change its Lead Facebook Image?

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Could it be time to update Albany Patch's Facebook page image? At least one Albany resident thinks so.

Craig Westbrooke recently commented on the site's main Facebook page picture:

"Can the FB home page please change the picture? The city desperately needs to get rid of the black I beam sign. How about the sign by the high school instead? A view of the bay from the hill at sunset, a view from Indian Rock? The I beam sign is an ugly relic that needs to go."

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Anonymous December 13, 2012 at 12:21 AM
How about a new editor?
Paul D December 13, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Albany Patch should forget about it logo and start thinking more about getting someone dedicated, interested and involved in Albany to run the site.
Kei December 13, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Yes, I agree. Since Emilie's departure, the site seems quite dull and uninvolved. But it DOES have lots of ads!
Tony Caine December 13, 2012 at 04:43 PM
I think the main reason that Emilie left was that Patch wanted her to run both Berkeley and Albany Patch sites. She knew that it was impossible to do this and maintain the site quality. As long as Patch insists on having an editor cover both sites, it doesn't matter who the editor is: it won't get any better. Since Berkeley is bigger it will get most of her time. Even with these cost reductions, Patch is still losing money on the site. They are just losing less money. I think Laila is doing as good a job as can be expected under the circumstances.
Robert Smith December 13, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Why would someone go to Facebook if they wanted to read the online Patch? Dumb.
Peggy McQuaid December 14, 2012 at 06:25 AM
Tony, I think you are correct, however Laila is no longer the Albany Patch editor. It looks like we are on our own at least for a while.
Robert Marshall December 14, 2012 at 04:43 PM
The Facebook page was more for the free advertising to push people to the local Patch. (At least free until Fbk decided to change their business model). Same thing with the Twitter presence. Case in point. I'm watching CBS' Morning Show right now. They have presence on Facebook, Twitter and now even Google+! It's all about getting the eyeballs on your logo. Now, with that said, asking people if they should change their Facebook logo is a big softball pitched up for someone to take a swing at. Hadn't noticed Laila disappearing off the masthead until Peggy said something. Must've just happened recently.
Tony Caine December 15, 2012 at 12:36 AM
There is no editor listed for Berkeley Patch either. They haven't eliminated all editors since Burress is still listed on the EC patch site. We have had four editors in two months: Emilie, whats her name, Leila, and anonymous. When things become this chaotic it usually does not bode well.
Tony Caine December 15, 2012 at 12:41 AM
The editor is missing for Berkeley Patch as well. We have had four editors in two months: Emilie, whats her name, Leila, and anonymous. When things become this chaotic it usually does not bode well for the future.


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