FACEBOOK IS ADDING NEW FEATURE HELPING TO CONTACT GOVERNMENT REP.

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Last month a 6000 pages manifesto was introduced by MarK Zukerberg (Facebook CEO) facebook manifesto 6000 pages he had for the social network in the days ahead — including one where its users became more “civically-engaged” and voted more often. Now it seems Facebook has taken its first steps toward making that possible, through a new feature it’s calling “Town Hall.” Five main questions are being putup which are as under

  • How do we help people build supportive communities that strengthen traditional institutions in a world where membership in these institutions is declining?
  • How do we help people build a safe community that prevents harm, helps during crises and rebuilds afterwards in a world where anyone across the world can affect us?
  • How do we help people build an informed community that exposes us to new ideas and builds common understanding in a world where every person has a voice?
  • How do we help people build a civically-engaged community in a world where participation in voting sometimes includes less than half our population?
  • How do we help people build an inclusive community that reflects our collective values and common humanity from local to global levels, spanning cultures, nations and regions in a world with few examples of global communities?

these questions have been elaborately discussed in the manifesto. This latest addition has just popped up on the “More” menu in Facebook’s mobile app, and offers a simple way for users to find and connect with their government representatives on a local, state and federal level.To use Town Hall, you only have to enter your address — which Facebook says is not displayed or shared (though it doesn’t say it’s not “saved,” so be advised). On Representative’s Page, you may be able to dig around to find a phone number or mailing address, if it happens to be published.

“Town Hall is part of our ongoing work to support civic engagement on Election Day and every day. It is a dedicated space for people who want to learn about and participate in the political process.”

The feature’s arrival follows several other recent additions to Facebook’s sidebar in recent months, including its new City GuidesWi-Fi Finder, Discover People section and Weather guide.

 

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