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Facebook fail cuts Tacoma supe out of the picture

Post by Debbie Cafazzo / The News Tribune on June 22, 2012 at 5:48 pm with 4 Comments »
June 22, 2012 5:51 pm

On the last day of school in Tacoma Friday, outgoing Superintendent Art Jarvis rang the historic bell atop the school district’s 99-year-old Central Administration Building downtown.

It was a fitting end to the school year. Jarvis also rang the bell this past September to mark the end of an eight-day teacher strike and a do-over for the start of the 2011-12 school year.

But when the school district posted a photo of Friday’s historic moment on its Facebook home page, something went wrong. The home page showed a dramatic shot of the bell, but most of Jarvis (except for a tell-tale hand) got cut out of the snap.

A bit premature, perhaps. After all, Jarvis still has another week before he’s officially retired.

You can get the full picture – which includes the outgoing supe – by visiting the TPS Facebook page and clicking on the picture.

Or, just check it out here:

Leave a comment Comments → 4
  1. I heard the bell from my office and wondered what it was. Nice tradition.

  2. I don’t think this really counts as a “fail.”

  3. slow news day?

  4. billelmer says:

    Come on, News Tribune. Facebook much? … Thanks to the way Facebook uploads photos to a user’s wall, photos often get cropped this way on the time line. Especially photos with wide aspect ratios, like this photo. A quick visit to the Facebook page and a click on the photo reveals the entire thing, including the man ringing the bell. Hardly a fail–though the research on this so-called story actually is a fail.

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