10 Ways to Get More From Marple Newtown Patch in 2013
Marple Newtown Patch wants to help you get even more out of your community site.
2013 is heare already, and we're ready to serve Marple Newtown in even bigger and better ways.
Marple Newtown Patch (marplenewtown.patch.com) is as much your site as it is ours. Here's how you can use Patch to make an impact, make a connection, or just make your life a little more convenient.
Blog. Everybody in any community has a story to tell. Don't keep them to yourself. Sign up to be a blogger on Marple Newtown Patch.
Share the news. When we know about community news, we're on the case. From important city announcements to power outages and crime, Patch is covering news 24-7. See something you think others should read? All you have to do is click the Facebook "recommend" button above an article or blog to share it with your neighbors and friends. And when you see something let us know. "Hyperlocal" means we cover stuff that's important to you, your neighbors and your friends, but that you'll probably never see on Philly TV or regional newspaper sites.
If you have relevant information to add to an article, jump in and make a comment. There is a comment section at the bottom of virtually every local news story we post. We'll follow up and possibly add it to related articles in the future. Most community stories continue to evolve after they are first reported —you can be a real-time source by commenting.
Find the business /service/place you're looking for in Marple Newtown. Marple Newtown Patch has the most comprehensive and easy to use business directory for everything and anything in the Marple Newtown area. Click here to go to the Patch business directory. If you own a business in Marple or Newtown townships, claim your listing. It's quick, free and allows you to customize your business listing on Marple Newtown Patch. If you're a customer you can add a review and tell everyone what you think.
Connect with the local editor. Email Marple Newtown Patch Editor Jennifer Kim at Jennifer.Kim@Patch.com if you have any tips or information to share.
Follow us on Twitter. When we write an article, we tweet the news out to our followers. Want the info the fastest way possible? Follow @MarpleNewtownPatch.
Take photos and/or shoot. Marple Newtown Patch has launched a new community gallery, where you can post any of your own photography. Have a cool photo of something you spotted around town? Share it with us.
The community gallery is not just for photos—send clips of anything around town you think is newsworthy. If you also give us a heads up via email that you're uploading a photo or video, we can feature it prominently on the homepage.
Add to the calendar. Have an event you want to make the community aware of? Don't be shy. Post it in our events calendar for all to see. It's free! Need more instruction on how to do it? Click here for specifics.
Get the iPhone or Droid app. Your smartphone is an awesome tool for getting the info on what's going on in your community. Click here to get the Patch app for free on iTunes. Not only can you read news on it, but you can post photos and videos as well. Patch also has information about the Driod app and the iPhone app. Getting Patch on your phone is easy. Start by clicking here to get connected with Marple Newtown Patch via iPhone or Droid.
Volunteer. The same goes for our announcements section. Are you looking for volunteers for a service project? Share it.
It's Classified. Find the perfect employee, find the perfect job, sell something or find something you need to buy. Get connected to people, things and opportunities right here in Marple Newtown. Click here for the Marple Newtown Patch Classified Ads.