This creative PSA from Telekom Srbija reminds us not to text and drive.
It’s pretty compelling.
After you watch it, you might want to check out some of the links I’ve included regarding driving and texting. It’s serious stuff and we should certainly let others know about the dangers of texting and driving.
These days it seems that everything is going mobile! Mobile web use continues to grow and more people are looking for (and finding) places like churches and ministries on the move.
Now there’s an easy way of having a button on your site that can send your contact details, via SMS/TXT, to the phones of people who want to find you!
I remember seeing the dramatic television ads as a kid.
“Friends don’t let friends drink and drive.”
They were always dramatic and very persuasive.
As bad and fatal as drinking and driving is, there’s a new epidemic that is now claiming more teens lives.
Is texting hurting our Grammar?
Does it matter?
Is our language evolving like always has?
Or are we losing meaning, thus injuring the effectiveness of our communication?
Take a look at this and tell me what you think:
Sexting is a problem and it can be difficult for parents who didn’t grow up with texting to understand and grasp the subject.
Did you know that:
“28 percent of teens admitted to having sent a sext”
“Teens that sext are more likely to engage in sexual behavior.”
No matter how “good” you think your kids are, sexting is something that is easy to fall into and it’s a dangerous and slippery slope.
Here’s how to download uknowkids.com‘s free ebook for parents:
Lots of people don’t open their emails. Work and family related emails might be the exception, but email open-rates are declining everywhere. Church leaders and community managers can usually expect a 10% open rate at best. This is a big problem when you want your messages to be read! There’s a better way, and 97% of people will see it. Text messages.
SendHub is a simple web and mobile communications platform that was founded to help people like you reach your communities more effectively. SendHub will give you a free second line for your cellphone in less than a minute. Think of this second line as your ministry phone number that you can take anywhere– no more giving out your personal number. You can make calls, share groups of contacts, send texts to individuals or groups of any size and access them from any device.
Does your church do mission work in Africa?
How easy is it for you to communicate with your partners across the pond when planning a trip or sustaining relationships while not abroad?
Is simple communication via email even feasible for you?
If not, it may be about to!
Is text messaging dying?
In the infographic listed below, it shows 72% of cell phone users send and receive text messages. However, two years is a long time in the tech world.
With smartphones getting smarter and so many streams of communication available on multiple platforms, is text messaging doomed?
Unfortunately, sexting and cyberbullying is in the news again. I personally do not want to promote the story so as to give the bullies their moment, but I will honor Amanda Todd for the pain she had to endure. Sexting is an issue, cyberbullying is not far behind with the forwarding of images that should not have been sent in the first place and now social networks that further cause anguish.
Normally with infographics I pull some nuggets. Instead, youth pastors and parents, I want to challenge you:
Be proactive and take a stand.
Here are some tips how to do so: