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Monday, March 27, 2017

Facebook debuts new tool for contacting elected officials

Screen shot of the "Town Hall" opening screen. A good start,
but there are more blanks to fill in as of this moment.

Those Plainfielders addicted to Facebook (you know who you are), may find the company's latest offering of interest -- especially as we enter the election season.

The feature, called "Town Hall" debuted Monday (March 27), and once you supply your address, sets you up to be able to contact elected officials from your local council representative on up to the President of the United States -- or at least that's the goal.

If you use FB on your desktop or laptop, tap on "Newsfeed" and when that opens tap "Explore" -- you may have to use the "more" option under Explore -- but you will find "Town Hall" near the bottom of the list. Tap on "Town Hall", answer a couple of questions and you're good to go.

If you use FB on your smartphone, look for Town Hall in the app's menu.

According to GovTech magazine (see here), within six hours of Mark Zuckerberg's announcement of the app, more than 51,000 users had signed up.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]
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