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Facebook is determined to make users civically engaged with new “Town Hall” feature

Facebook is determined to make users civically engaged with new “Town Hall” feature

During the 2016 election we saw the spread of fake news on social media, the misrepresentation of facts was so overwhelming that we felt compelled to write an entire blog about it. Since then Facebook and other social media sites have been determined to work on their algorithms and carefully vet people using their services.

Mark Zuckerberg has exercised his voice and power to become somewhat of a philanthropist. Last month he published an extensive manifesto via Facebook where in it he outlined several goals for his social media platform. In the manifesto he spoke about how previously Facebook was a place to bring friends and families together but now he would be widening his lens by asking the question, how can he bring us all together and create a “global community?” He outlined a slew of initiatives that he would be working on including a Facebook where people became more “civically engaged” and voted more often.

This now a possibility with their new, “Town Hall” feature. The new feature is available under the “More” options on your Facebook mobile app. It’s a neat tool that allows you to connect to your local, state, federal, and national representatives. To get started using this feature you must first put in your address, Facebook won’t share this information but I’m assuming it does save it. 
You need to put in your address so Facebook can pull the correct representatives. It will connect you to their official Facebook pages, and you also have the option to “Message” or “Email” them. It also makes you aware of how many of your friends are connected to their representatives which does nothing essentially aside from add pressure from your peers.
El Paso County Votes website reports that there are only 422,769 registered voters in our city, this number is a lot higher than previous years and tools like “Town Hall” are important to getting those numbers up. If you’re unclear about who represents you or how to contact them regarding issues that are important to you, I highly recommend educating yourself with this information. I would also recommend utilizing the Countable app. It delves more in depth on issues, bills, processes, and legislative procedures.

Eileen Lozano
Eileen Lozano is an Office Manager/Client Services Assistant at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Eileen Lozano at (915) 351-8440.

There’s a New Sheriff in Town

There’s a New Sheriff in Town

Question, who has two thumbs, a khaki blazer, a cat shirt collection, and just got a promotion? Answer, that guy right there.tony staff pic

Tony Casas has managed to snag a brand spanking new position here at Stanton Street Technology. I give you our new Director of Design and Production. Tony will represent and guide our kick-butt development team, he will set the pace, path and standards for all production activities. He will work closely with the production department , project manager and client services to ensure our projects meet specified requirements, timelines and budgets.

Since Tony has been designing things graphically since he was seventeen and has developed too many sites to count over the last 7.5 years he was an obvious choice. Tony brings his quick wit, eye for design, and a huge smile to work with him everyday. We are oh so very lucky to have him as a part of our team and can’t wait to you to flourish in your new position. Congratulations Mr. Casas, Cheers to you!

Eileen Lozano
Eileen Lozano is an Office Manager/Client Services Assistant at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Eileen Lozano at (915) 351-8440.

Check, Refresh, Repeat

Check, Refresh, Repeat

Group of friends of different ethnics sitting on the street and looking at mobile phone - Young modern hipster people having fun with new technologies - Multiracial group representing the addiction to technology

The world around us is moving at warp speed. We are connected to everyone we’ve ever met in our lives via Facebook, we are watching news unfold in real time on Twitter, watching our friends at music festivals on Snapchat, and examining the lunch selections of people nearby on Instagram. We panic and freak out when we spend even 5 minutes away from our phones, laptops, and tablets. I understand that this is the “age of information” but I have to wonder, what would happen if we didn’t panic? What would you do with your 5 minutes?

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Eileen Lozano
Eileen Lozano is an Office Manager/Client Services Assistant at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Eileen Lozano at (915) 351-8440.