30 Days of Instagram for Churches

30 Days of Instagram for Churches by Chris Wilson

In the old study (now more a storage slot) in my parents house are a collection of boxes filled with our memories. Some contain old childhood toys, others well read books, some even have once important documents, but the majority contain pictures. Hundreds and thousands of pictures in albums, or some still in the packets they came after they were processed. These photos are like hundreds of micro windows into our old lives and different moments in time. Our birthdays and celebration, our trips ... Continue Reading

‘The Social Media Gospel’ by Meredith Gould [Book Review]

Saturday Morning Review - The Social Media

Let's get frank for a moment, because that would be what Meredith Gould would do. I loved this book because it was "in your face" real about what it means to be in social media. It avoids all the silly "this is what a hashtag is" type of commentary that honestly does not belong in a printed text that will be out of date in a couple of months to couple of years. Here's what I think of Meredith Gould's book, The Social Media Gospel: ... Continue Reading

YouTube’s Toolbox [Infographic]

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Is your church, ministry or nonprofit on YouTube? YouTube should not be overlooked. With more than 1,000,000,000 unique visitors every month, it's a platform that simply cannot be ignored. Here's a toolbox of YouTube's tools for your viral video creating pleasure: ... Continue Reading

7 Reasons Why Church Leaders Should Publish on LinkedIn

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LinkedIn, the social networking site with the mission of connecting the world's professionals, announced a few months ago that it will begin unrolling the ability for its members to publish long-form posts on the site. In essence, it's like having a blog built right into your LinkedIn profile—with your posts made visible to the 300 million members of LinkedIn. It's great news—and a great way for church leaders and staff to expand their influence and message. Unfortunately, not many in church ... Continue Reading

What Has Facebook Become? [Images]

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Pawel Kuczynski is a talented and provocative artist that covers a myriad of world interest subjects. With Facebook now a decade old, it's curious to see Pawel's perspective and statements on what this social media giant has become. I find it really interesting that his art speaks to both the positive and negative aspects of Facebook, making for a balanced and brutally honest viewpoint. ... Continue Reading

Finding Your Audience On Facebook [Infographic]

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For many churches, the one and only social media network that you need to worry about is Facebook. Your congregation is already there, so you do not have to get others to sign up. You have used the platform for a while and while you may still have a learning curve with brand pages, it will be minimal. And the analytics are truly better than any other social media network out there. The question is, how does your church get an audience on social media? We can help with that. ... Continue Reading

‘The Social Church’ by Justin Wise [Book Review]

Saturday Morning Review - The Social Media Church

I've read a lot of social media books, many that address the possible implications for Christians or ministries, and let me say right out the gate that The Social Church is in my top two favorite of all times. What the book does not do is give away all his little social media secrets (you have to pay and join his Think Digital Academy to get those), which in many ways is a good thing, because every church is unique in what they want to do online, that simply giving generalized solutions without ... Continue Reading

Should You Jump On That Viral Web Hype?

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Every day, there are trending topics on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and whatnot. Some fade within hours, some last a bit longer, and some make it to weeks, or even months. To name just a few examples of the latter, think Gangnam Style, the Ice Bucket Challenge, and the Harlem Shake. When such a hype presents, the big question is: Should you jump on that hype? It may be tempting if you have a blog, to draw some extra traffic by using a hype that's already there. Or in your church or youth ... Continue Reading

Death in the Digital Age [Infographic]

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What's going to happen to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media account once you die? With the social media market consisting mostly of those under the 'dying of old age' age, there hasn't been anything seriously done about the matter. But as everyone gets older and older, this is a bridge that we need to cross sooner rather than later. The infographic below survey's 'death in a digital age' and highlights some really interesting stats: ... Continue Reading

Joan Rivers Uses Facebook from the Dead?

Joan Rivers Facebook Page Screenshot

Either Joan Rivers is using her Facebook and Instagram accounts beyond the grave, or those managing River's social media accounts had a slip-up with promotional posts about the iPhone 6. I'm thinking it's the later. Someone grabbed this screenshot from their Facebook page with Joan's raving exciting her new iPhone 6: ... Continue Reading