1. If you're a regular user of Facebook and/or Twitter, you've likely seen that the online presence of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is picking up steam.
You can like DTN on Facebook or follow along on Twitter to receive regular updates about the show. There's even a coloring page on the Facebook page for young Neighbors to enjoy.
2. Speaking of DTN tweets, here's a picture they shared this morning.
3. Friend of the Neighborhood Archive and co-host of the Adventure Club Podcast, Guy Hutchison, pointed me towards this image today. The statue in the middle of the picture should stand out.
According to the commentary found with this picture on LovesGarfield.com:
Saddened by [the news of Fred Rogers' passing], the Muncie based Public Television station decided it was appropriate to decorate their statue in tribute to Mr. Rogers.
[This statue] was originally displayed in a public television station lobby but when the lobby was re-modeled it was put in storage. While on our Garfield trip in Indiana, we purchased the statue and drove it to our home to join its orange friends in our private collection. On the base of the statue is the name GAR’FRED’S NEIGHBORHOOD4. I recently re-read my copy of The Wonder of It All -- a paper written by Dr. Margaret Kimmel and Mark Collins whose names you may recognize as co-authors of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Children, Television, and Fred Rogers. The paper was published by the Fred Rogers Center in September of 2008.
This paper is a fresh and unique take on the life of Fred Rogers with one excerpt that really stands out every time I read it:
Although Mister Rogers often said you are special; he never said "you are special without limits, without obligations." Instead, his speeches and his writing and his interviews were peppered with the importance of responsibility -- both to self and to others. This is fundamental to understanding the message behind the program; those who feel that the moral is "a child can do no wrong" aren't merely mistaken but woefully irresponsible.5. Last but not least, it appears that one of the hot topics among administrators of Facebook pages (not personal pages but pages representing groups, organizations, etc.) is the percentage fo people who actually see posts made to the page. While some of this in question may be the result of "information" spreading quickly across the internet, I have read in multiple places that people should make a point to check their settings on Facebook to ensure that they are receiving the information they want.
So if you've "liked" the Neighborhood Archive of Facebook, take a minute to go to the page and hover your mouse over the box near the top right that says "Liked." Once a few drop-down options appear, be sure that there is a check-mark next to "Show in News Feed."
This is all assuming you want regular updates from the Neighborhood Archive. :)