HOLMDEL/COLTS NECK, N.J. - TAPinto and its 75 partner sites have been verified on Facebook with the social media platform's blue badge, which is given to news organizations that meet Facebook's authenticity criteria. 

Facebook gives the blue verification badge to "eligible brands, media organizations and public figures," based on factors that include policy compliance and public interest.

 TAPinto now joins major media companies throughout the world that are also verified. 

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"We are proud to be recognized by Facebook," said Michael Shapiro, TAPinto CEO. "Being awarded blue verification badges by Facebook for all of our Facebook pages is public recognition of the hard work and dedication of our TAPinto franchisees who provide our readers with original local news reporting on a 24/7 basis."

Jeanne Wall, Publisher and Owner of TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck said, "It's great that Facebook recognized what our readers already know. They have a place to go for free and objective daily local news specific to their hometown area."
 
"As we grow with fantastic advertisers and marketing partners, we bring more and more free, quality news and events to local readers. For a young publication, we are on track for over a half million page views in one year. In fact, we had 48,731 page views in a recent month. This brings serious value to marketing partners who are interested in being in front of Holmdel and Colts Neck area residents."
 
Wall concluded. "Our platform also allows anyone to submit content for sports, religious organizations and events, press releases, candidate statements and more. Any non-profit is free to submit to their programs and events at no charge and with photos and video. It's easy. We encourage everyone to take full advantage of this terrific resource". Wall can be reached at 732-492-2500 or jwall@tapinto.net. You can set up a login 24/7 at tapintoholmdel.net or tapintocoltsneck.net
 
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TAPinto.net is a network of more than 70 all-online local newspaper franchises in New Jersey and New York with more than 7M readers.  The all-online hyperlocal news sites boast more than one hundred columnists, a full-service Community Calendar, Business Directory, local Real Estate Listings and more. The public can friend TAPinto.net on Facebook at Facebook.com/tapintolocal and can follow TAPinto.net on Twitter at Twitter.com/tapintolocal 

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TAPinto.net currently covers hyperlocal daily news and information in: Basking Ridge, Bayonne, Bedminster, Belmar, Berkeley Heights, Bernardsville, Bloomfield, Bridgewater, Caldwell, Camden, Cedar Grove, Chatham, Clark, Colts Neck, Cranbury, Cranford, Denville, East Brunswick, East Orange, East Hanover, Edison, Elizabeth, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Fair Lawn, Fanwood, Far Hills, Flemington, Florham Park, Franklin Township, Glen Rock, Green Brook, Hackensack, Hasbrouck Heights, Hawthorne, Hillsborough, Hillside, Holmdel, Kenilworth, Lake Como, Linden, Little Falls, Livingston, Long Beach Island, Madison, Mahopac (NY), Manahawkin, Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills, Milltown, Montville, Montclair, Morristown, Mountainside, Newark, New Brunswick, New Providence, Newton, North Caldwell, North Plainfield, North Salem (NY), Nutley, Olean (NY), Paramus, Parsippany, Paterson, Peapack & Gladstone, Piscataway, Plainfield, Randolph, Raritan (Hunterdon), Raritan (Somerset), Roseland, Roselle, Roselle Park, Roxbury, Scotch Plains, Somerville, Somers (NY), South Brunswick, South Orange, South Plainfield, Sparta, Spotswood, Springfield, Stafford, Summit, Teterboro, Totowa, Union, Verona, Warren, Watchung, West Caldwell, Westfield, West Orange, Woodland Park, Wood-Ridge and Yorktown (NY).  It also has a franchised Travel section, TAPintoTravels covering domestic and international travel and TAPinto Horses, covering everything equestrian in the tri-state area.