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New study targets effects of social media on collective action

How social media enables political groups to form and engage in risky collective movements is a complex problem that requires multilayered approaches.


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Social media’s positive impact on our communities

These are websites and applications that enable users to create user profiles and share content including pictures, stories, videos, and documents. Social media is categorized into two, namely networking sites and sharing sites, this is according to their main purposes. 


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A few social media strategies that will mark 2017

Digital marketing, communication between people and between businesses and customers – these are some of the activities where social media play very important role.


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The coming state of fear

Any lingering question on whether or not the happenings on social media platforms are truly politically relevant can finally be put to rest.


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Virginia Tech researchers to measure social networks’ influence on public attitudes

A team of scientists led by Virginia Tech researchers has received a $950,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the ways that ideas and behaviors are spread through large social networks like Twitter.


Augusta Free Press Fall Marketing Classes Announced: Register now

Join Augusta Free Press at the Power Hour at Panera Bread in Waynesboro for our series of one-hour business classes.


Montgomery farmers engage animal rights activists via social media

Montgomery County dairy and sweet corn producers Casey and Stacey Phillips of Dry Valley Farms participated in the Dairy Industry’s #MilkTruth campaign this past winter and received mixed messages.


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Dinwiddie farmer uses social media to educate consumers

Coley Jones Drinkwater makes posting on social media a part of her daily routine—just like milking cows. The Dinwiddie County dairy farmer posts agriculture facts, photos and videos to her Facebook page “Dinwiddie Farmer” (Facebook.com/DinwiddieFarmer) to educate consumers about agriculture.


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Virginia Tech student designs social media site to match young minds with scientific mentors

The Virginia Tech Science Connection Advisory Network, or VT-SCAN for short is simple but effective.


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Marketing minute: Does Facebook work for small business anymore?

It used to be relatively easy to market your business on Facebook. You started a business Facebook page, got people to like it, posted updates to the page about your business, people saw them, and you got sales.


Your favorite social media platform: Still Facebook?

Facebook has its critics: individuals who chafe at the myriad changes in privacy settings, business owners who spent big bucks building like bases that they now have to spend more to be able to connect with.


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AFP releases spring, summer business, marketing, website class schedule

Join Augusta Free Press at the Panera Bread in Waynesboro for our series of one-hour business classes. Most classes are only $10 per participant.


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No marketing department? You can afford it!

Don’t have an in-house marketing department? Contract with Augusta Free Press for your marketing needs. We have been handling marketing for area companies for more than a decade, and our regional expertise is unmatched.


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Richmond basketball hosts Northeastern on New Year’s Eve

Richmond finishes the non-conference season on New Year’s Eve against Northeastern at 4 p.m.


Class of 2014: Employee of 27 years to earn her fourth Virginia Tech degree

A Virginia Tech classified staff employee for 27 years, Peggy Quesenberry has fully capitalized on Virginia Tech’s tuition waiver benefit for employees–having received four degrees in that time.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with reporters on Tuesday. The Redskins (3-11) host the Philadelphia Eagles (9-5) on Saturday.


Marietta McCarty: One indie bookstore

Around the country I’ve traveled, thriving on talks at indie bookstores from Seattle to Portland to Boston to New York to Little Rock to Greensboro and throughout Virginia. One shop stands way out. No place won my heart like Stone Soup Books and Café in Waynesboro, VA. Housed in a 120-year-old formerly abandoned home, Stone Soup embodies the spirit of independently owned bookstores.


For sale: Stone Soup Books and Cafe

Absent a buyer, Stone Soup Books and Café is set to close its doors at the end of the year. Owner Mary Katherine Froelich cites the changing nature of the book industry, with increasing market share going to Amazon.com for hardcovers and paperbacks and the rise of e-books, as the key factor.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Monday. The Redskins lost on Sunday, 24-0, to the St. Louis Rams.


Getting kids into environmental activism

Young people can also get involved in environmental protection efforts right in their own backyards even without the support of a non-profit.


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SCC warns Virginians about potential dangers of high-yield investment programs

The State Corporation Commission encourages Virginians to be wary of investment opportunities promising pie-in-the-sky returns with little or no risk.


Power Hour: AFP leads class on Event Strategy

Need help with your marketing strategy or planning a successful event? Join Augusta Free Press at the Power Hour at Panera Bread in Waynesboro for our series of one-hour business classes.


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State Corporation Commission warns Virginians of top investor threats

The advent of new products and technologies can sometimes spell risk for investors, the State Corporation Commission warned.


United Way of Greater Augusta joins national #GivingTuesday Movement

United Way of Greater Augusta has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners.


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VDOT mobilizing for pending snow storm

VDOT is preparing for snow on Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year, and urges motorists to consider altering their Thanksgiving travel plans to avoid driving in inclement weath


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AAA: Wintry weather could impact Thanksgiving travel

AAA Mid-Atlantic urges holiday travelers to refrain from traveling if possible until the wintry weather completely passes and it is safe to travel again.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with the media on Wednesday. The Redskins (3-7) play at the San Francisco 49ers (6-4) on Sunday at 4:25 p.m.


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State Corporation Commission warns against Ebola scams

Following the outbreak of Ebola in western Africa and its appearance in North America, the State Corporation Commission cautions investors to beware of investment schemes related to the disease.


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Inside the Newsroom: Businesses getting ready for Black Friday

Black Friday is three weeks away. Businesses are in the throes of efforts to try to lure customers to spend money with them.


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How Election Night will go in Virginia: Can Ed Gillespie shock the world?

If you watch the election returns tonight like you watch a football game, the first quarter of the Mark Warner-Ed Gillespie game might surprise you, when you see Gillespie get on the board with an early touchdown.


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New photo ID requirement will be in effect for all Virginia voters

Virginia voters will have an opportunity to cast a ballot at their polling place between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. today. All voters are now required to show an acceptable form of photo ID.


A Will Hammer congressional term

So you may be asking yourself, What would a Will Hammer congressional term look like, and how would it affect me? Well, I cannot guarantee enactment or repeal of particular legislation,


Socktober Challenge comes to Staunton, Virginia

This Saturday, October 24, 2014 join Staunton’s premier health and wellness experts in the parking lot next to Black Dog Bikes where they will be handing out goodies and collecting donations for Valley Mission shelter.


Lily Tomlin is returning to The Paramount Theater

The Paramount is proud to welcome back to their stage the great Lily Tomlin on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 8PM. Tickets for this live performance go on sale this week and open to the general public on Friday, October 24.


Study: Are hands-free systems in cars a distraction?

With three out of four drivers believing that hands-free technology is safe to use, Americans may be surprised to learn that popular new vehicle features may actually increase mental distraction, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.


How Ray Rice plays in the NFL in 2015

Ray Rice is only on the sidelines in a figurative sense. The former Baltimore Ravens running back remains on the NFL indefinite suspension list in the aftermath of the release of security-camera footage showing him punching his then-fiancee twice, knocking her out cold, in a New Jersey elevator in February.


Join #VMISalute Super Social Saturday Campaign for Navy game

With CBS Sports Network covering this Saturday’s football between the Virginia Military Institute and the United States Naval Academy, being played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, the national broadcasting network has launched a Super Social Saturday campaign for VMI and Navy fans to show their support for their respective institutions.


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September 23 is National Voter Registration Day 2014

The City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle Offices of Voter Registration plans an event to register voters in time for the 2014 midterm elections.


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Card stunt, storify page planned for ODU-MTSU football game

ODU football will host its historic Conference USA home opener on Friday, Sept. 26 against Middle Tennessee and the ODU Athletic department has several exciting events planned for fans attending the game.


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Bob Goodlatte: Confronting the ISIL threat

The rapid expansion of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) not only poses a serious threat to a region that is no stranger to turmoil, but also to every nation, including the United States, that rejects their brutality and extreme ideology.


Augusta Free Press produces video for Fishburne Military School

Augusta Free Press produced a web video for Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro featuring the school’s Annual Blessing of the Colors at a special event on campus in Waynesboro, Va., on Sept. 17, 2014


Augusta Free Press debuts new website for EGS & Associates

EGS & Associates in Staunton, Va., has a new website designed by Augusta Free Press.


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Augusta Free Press offers social media, business marketing class

Need help with your website, marketing strategy, social media, or planning a successful event? Join Augusta Free Press at the Power Hour at Panera Bread in Waynesboro for our series of one-hour business classes.


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Virginia Veterinary Medical Association announces 2014 Rabies Awareness Week

The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) has partnered with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to sponsor a statewide effort to raise rabies awareness and promote health guidelines to safely vaccinate animals.


BOOST grant deadline Sept. 15

Building Opportunities tO Support Tourism (BOOST – formerly the Micro-Tourism Local Leverage Grant program) serves to support tourism-related ventures of eligible businesses within the City of Waynesboro through the award of grant funding up to $3,000 per entry/event.


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Social media, web, print, TV, radio, all working together for small business marketing

So you have your television, radio and print ads over here, and then over there, you have what you do online on the web and social media to promote your business, and never the twain shall meet.


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University of Richmond athletics announces One Richmond campaign

The University of Richmond athletics department is proud to announce the “One Richmond, United in Red” campaign for the 2014-15 academic and athletic year.


Augusta Free Press redesigns website for Waynesboro YMCA

The Waynesboro YMCA has a brand new website with a project completed by Augusta Free Press. AFP worked with Y staff to review websites for YMCAs across the country to get a sense of the best design features currently on the market, then worked to incorporate the best design and functionality features of the top websites into the new design for the Waynesboro Y.


Augusta Free Press launches new website for Barren Ridge Vineyards

Barren Ridge Vineyards has a new website with a project led by Augusta Free Press. The website award-winning vineyards features information on the wine offerings, allows customers to purchase their favorite Barren Ridge wines online, and also provides details on upcoming events.


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Feeling entrepreneurial? Better think through your marketing

Whatever your business ideas may be, you need to remember to pay attention to the market for what you are hoping to be able to offer, and along with that the marketing.