You probably have seen the video of the overly attached girlfriend singing to Justin Bieber above and no doubt have seen the phenomenon of the overly attached girlfriend memes all over the Internet. Youth groups, you need to simply invest some time into this idea, because it is a hit with teenagers and a wonderful idea that she has stumbled into. The actor’s name is Laina and she is regularly putting out YouTube videos on her account here.
To make it even better, she is teaming up with other YouTubers to capitalize even more on this. Below is her latest project, Breaking Up With Overly Attached Girlfriend.
Use these videos as fun intros with students at youth group or small group and make them as discussion starters to lead into relationship building moments.
We watched across the world for two weeks as the best of the best in the world competed to be labeled the best in the world at their sport that they dedicated their lives towards. The Olympics were headline news for everyone and now that they are over and we move on. Yet, there are a whole other set of athletes competing to be called the best–in the Paralympics.
One amazing moment has already went viral, David Wetherill of Great Britian has this superb shot that shows off his talents. Enjoying a little ping pong myself, there is no way I ever could make that shot myself.
My childhood saw a lot of engineering of some kind. My favorite video game as a teenager has definitely been the Roller Coaster Tycoon series, able to build your own theme park, focus on specific types of rides, and even build your own custom amusement park ride and ride it is amazing. This desire to build bigger and better was only fueled by the fact that we lived by the world’s biggest and fastest roller coasters at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio that I was visit several times a year while in middle school and high school.
The YouTube video below takes the concept of Roller Coaster Tycoon, a bit of creativity, and a lot of CGI to provide us with an awesome fantasy of “What if this were true?!”
Research amongst 800 teens between 12 and 17 revealed some interesting patterns when it comes to online video consumption.
Girls engage more in video chatting than boys for example, but with regards to offering streaming video and uploading videos there’s no difference based on gender.
Social media use by teens also affects online video consumption, as does age, whereas race and community type (rural or suburban for example) play no role at all.
Interestingly, there’s also a correlation between household income and online video consumption. Kids from higher income families for instance engage far less in online video streaming than teens from lower income families.
Remember in 1993, the latest and greatest arcade game that came out was NBA Jam? Select any teams’ superstar duos and you are treated with super hero jumps, dunks so amazing you catch the ball on fire, and an announcer that has some of the best video game sayings ever!
Blake Griffin fans have been inspired by his more-than-human basketball skills that they had to take that talent and put it into NBA Jam form. The result is amazing!
I am a man that loves a good chemical equation and the whole subject came pretty easy to me. Terms like covalent bonds, ionization, and electrons are not negative times for me. (See what I just did there!)
Apparently some kid Eli had similar feelings, but took that admiration for chemistry and went a completely different direction with it. His 10th grade science teacher asked him to make a video about a lesson they were doing in class, his creative spirit got the best of him, and now we know what romance in chemistry feels like.
He describes his video as “Good Chemistry explains a basic knowledge of chemical bonds through a love story of a boy and girl.”
We talk on here a lot about social media, how to do best practices, where we need to invest our time, statistics, infographics, and every other business practice there is. I love diving into the facts, making the online experience much similar for others, and knowing I have helped a ministry do something a bit better. But that is not the ultimate goal for ministries.
I serve as a youth worker and nearly every day am connecting with teens online, but the endgame is not to get another friend, fan, or comment. My endgame is to sit face-to-face with them and share who Jesus is.
I was reminded of this fact from a recent YouTube video that the National Youth Workers Convention just put out as a promo for their conferences this year and it hits this relational social media concept right on the nose.
Doing youth ministry, I work with teenagers day in and day out.
Some of my time is investing in their world, which mainly consists of being at the school for their extracurricular activities like sports, band, or other functions. This means I am around teachers a lot (in fact, I’m married to a teacher) and for some reason I have in my head that the typical teacher is boring and not fun. This video below changes that.
I am always in for a good laugh and this video from Abbey Kelley Foster Charter Middle School is amazing! Just try and watch it without smiling.
We've been insanely-interested in exploring how the Church, ministries, and non-profits use technology to effectively fulfill their mission to the world.
With a small blog that started in September of 2008 we grew faster than we had ever dared to dream expanding into a network of blogs that reached more than a quarter million people every single month.
In May of 2011 we re-focused our efforts bringing all of the content back into one solidified brand - a "digital magazine" of resources that still serve the same industries and that still has the same curious heartbeat that started this movement.