The rise of social media has changed the way the world communicates.
In 2004, Facebook was founded in a college dorm. There weren’t a lot of users, and the most-dominant social media platform in the 2000s was Myspace. All of that has changed. There are over 3 billion active social media accounts online, and in two quarters of 2017 – more than 121 million accounts were added.
Responsible usage on those platforms has become a challenge. In the early days of the Internet – anonymous chats and forums were the dominant platform for communicating online. Now, Facebook has allowed users to feel comfortable and confident sharing their thoughts and opinions online.
On Monday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m. the Seneca Falls Central School District will host an event for parents teaching and promoting responsible social media usage.
Previewing that event, Superintendent Bob McKeveny, and others were in-studio talking about the impacts social media has on students and parents.
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
To talk about Wayne ARC’s collaborative efforts within the communities they serve – David Johnson, Foundation Director, and Jessica Blondell, who leads Community Relations within the organization were in-studio.
They are two words frequently debate, and discussed within the realm of politics, but one group says they’re working harder than any other in the region to restore faith in elections through civic engagement. The Trailblazers PAC, founded by Leslie Danks-Burke is designed to educate citizens and candidates, and get more folks politically engaged. PAC endorsed candidates are described as a new brand of civically-engaged officeholders at the local level, who give government back to the people who pay for it.
Danks-Burke was in-studio on Episode #103 of the Inside the FLX Podcast talking about issues of transparency and government function on Monday.
On Friday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Jack Marren, Chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors, and Victor Town Supervisor, joins Josh Durso in-studio to discuss a variety of topics – including the controversial changes looming for State Route 96 near Eastview Mall.