Facebook http://nwpr.org en Oregon Ad Firm Lands Facebook Account http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-ad-firm-lands-facebook-account <p>An Oregon-based advertising company really likes Facebook. The social media giant unveiled Thursday a first-ever advertising campaign that was created by Portland firm Wieden + Kennedy. The company will also serve as Facebook's chief advertising agency. Fri, 05 Oct 2012 00:07:42 +0000 Chris Lehman 16271 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Ad Firm Lands Facebook Account Social Media Gains Bigger Role In Wash. Election Process http://nwpr.org/post/social-media-gains-bigger-role-wash-election-process <p>It&rsquo;s election time again: the Washington state primary is Tuesday. And the election process is changing. Every county in the state uses mail-in ballots now. And social media is gaining a bigger role in the election process. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 23:17:35 +0000 Sara Lerner 12902 at http://nwpr.org Social Media Gains Bigger Role In Wash. Election Process Washingtonians Can Register to Vote on Facebook By Month's End http://nwpr.org/post/washingtonians-can-register-vote-facebook-months-end <p>As early as next week, Washington residents will be able to register to vote on Facebook. Reporter Paige Browning explains. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:17:38 +0000 Paige Browning 11879 at http://nwpr.org Tweeting Through Natural Disaster http://nwpr.org/post/tweeting-through-natural-disaster <p>The next time a big wildfire erupts or an earthquake unleashes near you, Twitter, Google and Facebook might be useful places to turn. And not just you. Disaster response agencies are plunging into social media. They can develop better situational awareness by seeking out your online gripes and observations. Digital platforms also provide an avenue to give more frequent official updates and correct misinformation during a catastrophe. Correspondent Tom Banse reports. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:05:32 +0000 Tom Banse 11314 at http://nwpr.org Microsoft Sells Patents To Facebook http://nwpr.org/post/microsoft-sells-patents-facebook <p>Facebook is about to write a very big check to Microsoft. Microsoft announced yesterday it is selling hundreds of patents to Facebook for more than a half a billion dollars. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:01:45 +0000 Deborah Wang 7135 at http://nwpr.org