Social Media, Connectivity & Communications

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Houseparty, Discord, Zoom, and Marco Polo downloads explode amid coronavirus pandemic

According to research firm Apptopia, worldwide daily downloads of Zoom’s mobile app across all app stores have climbed from 171,574 on February 15 to 2,410,171 on March 25.

Missoula based International Wildlife Film Festival will go digital for the first time ever the week April 18-25

You and your family can watch the films from home!

As Montana Schools Close Their Doors Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Tester Calls on FCC to Ensure Kids Have Internet Access

Senator: “The FCC must take action to expand internet availability and keep Americans informed”

Creator of the World Wide Web says the Internet isn’t working for women

“The web is not working for women and girls,” Tim Berners-Lee says.

A sneaky attempt to end encryption is worming its way through Congress

The EARN IT Act could give law enforcement officials the backdoor they have long wanted — unless tech companies come together to stop it

How to be a remarkable speaker [the podcast!] Guy Kawasaki

When I started working at Apple in 1983 I was afraid of public speaking—for one thing, working for the division run by Steve Jobs was intimidating: “How could I possibly measure up to Steve?”

Beware: Another fake news site distorts political coverage in Montana – Russian social accounts sow election discord – again

Readers are being fooled.

How Social Media Is Elevating Engagement for Local Government

It’s being used in increasingly powerful ways to enhance communications in hundreds of communities, helping to create trust, facilitate transparency, address residents’ concerns and solve problems.

Program In Progress – Safety, Connectivity, and Beautification at Hwy 93/Main St. Intersection in Hamilton, Montana

A team from the City of Hamilton, Montana applied to Community Builder’s Technical Assistance program to engage the community in solving some of the issues around the Highway 93/Main Street intersection.  The project began in the Fall of 2019 and is ongoing today. 

There Are Far More Americans Without Broadband Access than Previously Thought

The Federal Communications Commission says 21 million Americans lack broadband access, but a new report says the actual figure is double that.