Stay Connected is a newsletter published by Sierra Tel to keep our community in touch with the many great services we offer, as well as to provide other helpful information that relates to telecommunications.
It’s Time to Save Yourself Time
When the clock strikes midnight, resolve to make 2017 the year you get the most out of every minute. After all, time is our most precious resource.
Sierra Tel offers services to help you maximize your time including highspeed Internet, eBilling, and e-mail. When you let us provide solutions like these, you’ll have more time for your family and friends and activities you value most.
We Wish You a Very Merry Season
The merriest of moments are the ones spent with family and friends. Sierra Tel hopes your holiday season is filled with the sound of laughter, the feeling of togetherness, and the sight of festively decorated celebrations.
We thank you for choosing us as your communications provider and look forward to keeping you connected in 2017. Happy New Year (and new technology) from all of us!
Appreciation, Celebration and Illumination
Sierra Tel strives to say thanks to our customers throughout the year. Now that the holidays are approaching, we want to make sure this message of appreciation shines as brightly as the season’s lights.
Thanks for letting us provide the Internet service that connects you to Thanksgiving recipes and holiday gift ideas, and the TV service that enter-tains family and friends. It’s an honor to be part of your celebrations.
Halloween is a Time When Imagination Takes Flight
Happy Halloween from Sierra Tel. We hope all the children in your family enjoy this fun opportunity to become someone else for the day — whether it’s a beloved storybook character, favorite animal, or superhero.
Be sure to take lots of photos to preserve the memories for the future! As you fly through your activities in October and throughout the year, remember our fast Internet and other services can help you save time.
What Parents Need to Know About Cyberbullying
Years ago, bullying might have involved a scuffle on the playground or mean words spoken on the school bus. Today, it’s more likely to take the form of cyberbullying, where the bully uses online messages to hurt or intimidate another child. Common cyberbullying activities include malicious instant messages, posting embarrassing images of the victim online, and posting or encouraging others to post nasty comments on the victim’s Facebook page.
As a parent, you want your children to come to you when things go wrong online. Yet studies show that children are often hesitant to tell their parents about cyberbullying incidents because they’re afraid their parents will overreact by taking away their devices.
So what can parents do?
Do You Sometimes Feel Like You’re Being Followed?
When you’re online, you may notice that ads start appearing for products you’ve looked at recently. Then you leave the store’s site and go to Facebook. What do you see there? You see an ad for the same light fixture on the right side of your Facebook News Feed. You are being followed, and this activity is called “behavioral retargeting.”
The practice has become increasingly widespread because it’s highly effective for advertisers. Some consumers are “creeped out” by the feeling of being followed by an ad, even if they know it’s anonymous. The good news is you can control how much you are targeted (and retargeted) by advertisers.