On this week’s edition of FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr we discuss the impact of social media campaigns that target our kids in regards to the food and dietary choices they make. Also, a look at the weekend weather, some top local photos from the past few days, and the Midlakes girls varsity basketball team returns to the NYSPHSAA Tournament for the second straight year.
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.
On the second installment of our Finger Lakes Young Professional Series we welcome Editor of Syracuse Woman Magazine, Alyssa LaFaro. Alyssa, Amanda and Cassy talk about managing busy schedules, balancing work, and using social media on their jobs.
Three guests helped make a slow start quite lively… we chatted with DIRTcar legend Alan Johnson about his plans for 2012, visited with Canadian racer Luke Whittaker after wrong-numbering one of his closest neighbors, and Kyle Weiss shared insight into having Johnson drive his car in the Freedom 76’er and unveiled some of his racing nicknames.