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Saw it on Facebook

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014

photo by Jon Stinnett 'Pay it Forward' group administrators monitor group posts using their phones in the carport that houses many of the group's donations.

A woman seeks milk and bread to feed her family, and help arrives within the hour. A wedding dress worn once brings $50 upon resale. A menu showcases the many varieties of tamales made by a local chef. Group members ponder the best re-use for a massive box of blue women’s stockings.

A February article from the Pew Research Center stated that 57 percent of all American adults and 73 percent of young people aged 12-17 now use Facebook, which has become the nation’s dominant social networking platform. And if posts like those described above — which were observed Monday afternoon on group sites focused on the Cottage Grove area — are any indication, some of us are using that platform for more than just looking at cute cat pictures or watching each other pour ice water on our heads.

For the complete article see the 08-27-2014 issue.

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