6 Things You Should Be Doing on Instagram

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While most people push the importance of Facebook and Twitter for their church's social media engagement, I've found — at least for student ministry in a big city area — that Instagram has been the most fruitful and effective platform for interacting with my audience. I find that most churches treat Instagram as the metaphorical sidecar of their marketing, but its popularity among those in their teens and twenties has made it a strong tool for engaging your audience. Unfortunately, because ... Continue Reading

Facebook vs Snapchat [Infographic]

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Facebook has had several big tech purchases, most notably Instagram and WhatsApp. One mobile app, however, has resisted their billion dollar attempts of acquisition. Snapchat. And like Facebook, it's had its share of privacy concerns and failures. So how exactly do these two social networks stack-up next to each other? ... Continue Reading

Selfie Safety [Infographic]

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Portable photo technology has made taking a picture of yourself really easy, and has created the new phenomenon of #selfies. You can make your claims as to whether or not they are narcissistic—I disagree—but like with most new things, there are some concerns that we must take into account. The infographic, below, covers some basic facts about selfies, but the most important part to consider is 'selfie safety.' For instance: ... Continue Reading

Share Old Posts with CoSchedule

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For years, I used the Tweet Old Post plugin for WordPress. It was a great way to re-use older posts and give them a chance to be seen again. It's easy to get lost in the stream of Twitter messages, so retweeting older blog posts is a great way to breathe more life into your blog. However, there are two things that I've found problematic with Tweet Old Post: ... Continue Reading

Museum of Selfies [Images]

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The Museum of Selfies is a project started upon a visit to the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen. By simply holding a smartphone and positioning ones hand and arm correctly, these museum paintings looked as though they were taking the classic selfie in the mirror. While these are really, really funny, there is a little something to be learned here. But first, take a look at these museum selfies: ... Continue Reading

How IFTTT Can Enhance Your Use of Instagram

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Recently I noticed that although the images I was sharing across the web were getting a lot of likes and comments on Instagram, Facebook, and Google+, they weren't really being noticed on Twitter. It seemed strange to me as these were the same pictures and some of the same people followed me across different networks. So why was Twitter the aberration of low recognition? I had a few theories such as the Twitter feed being worse for noticing picture or if people just preferred to comment on ... Continue Reading

What the Church Can Learn from LG’s Social Media Faux Pas

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Nobody is perfect; no one is above making a mistake, least of all on social media. In fact, social media is rife with obstacles that can trip anyone up. Even a major corporation. Last month, during the “Bendgate” ballyhoo, I read this hilarious article on CNET about the French division of LG. Apparently, after the stories of bent iPhone 6 Pluses—is that we’re spelling it?—LG France sent out a tweet with a not-so-subtle dig at Apple, saying that their G Flex phones don’t bend because their ... Continue Reading

Hashtag Activism [Comic]

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Have you ever been a part of 'hashtag activism?' I am sure that I have. This comic brings to light how easy it is to hit 'like,' share a hashtag, or update your avatar and think that the world has been dramatically changed by these simple acts. ... Continue Reading