Do you buy a lot on the Internet?
Between iTunes and Amazon, I buy a ton of stuff off of the Internet. If sales tax were applied, I’d be in serious trouble. Thankfully, my church, which also buys a ton of stuff online, has its tax-free status. That’s huge, as I’m sure you know.
However, the tax-free party just might end if a bill currently up for discussion in the Senate passes. This bill is “supposed” to help “brick and mortar” businesses compete in the Internet age.
I’m sorry, but we are in the Internet age!
I saw this video clip of Steve Jobs about a year ago (or more) and it was pretty inspirational. I’ve taken the concept to heart and it’s guided me through a few different decisions that has changed the course of my life:
“You have to be willing to fail. You have to be willing to crash and burn.”
There are some other gems of wisdom here, that may help you begin overcoming the volunteer shortage that so many different Church media teams face today:
Let’s face it, RSS is for geeks.
Only the hardcore blog followers use it.
Sure, there are those exceptions, but for the most part, you’re everyday, typical Internet citizen is not leveraging RSS feeds to consume the web. That’s why walled garden networks like Facebook and Pinterest are popular. It “juices” the web and makes it more palatable.
There are some who have leveled up with tablet apps like Flipboard or maybe even tried Feedly once, but for the most part, RSS has never got the traction it should have.
Or at least that’s what I thought.
There’s hardly a better subject matter for the world’s largest webpage.
7BillionWorld.com is a website that shows all 7 billon people in the world–on one page.
Each icon (which remind me a little of Carcassonne pieces) represents a person in the world.
Check this out:
The Church has not historically been known for…shall we say “cultural awareness”?
This often results in the Church being teased for her relative inability to navigate the turbulent waters of pop culture.
Sometimes, that mockery is deserved.
Today is not one of those days.
Doesn’t that cup of coffee look good!?!
But, I imagine it won’t be as awesome of this week’s shares!
Here’s a quick look at last week’s shares:
I love technology, and I think that there are amazing technological solutions for tons of church problems. I’m passionate about using technology to spread the Gospel and resource the Church. Technology. Is. Awesome.
However, to parody a common phrase, “there isn’t an app for everything.”