Instagram has come a long way. From the simple snap, filter and share to become a feature-rich app and platform. Some of the changes were about beating other platforms vying for people’s attention. We can’t deny that the stories were about keeping users away from Snapchat, for example. Live to ‘deal’ with Periscope and other live / streaming platforms. The justification for features such as Boomerang, Rewind, Stop-motion is debatable. Despite these features, there are small changes that can have more significance.
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Time management is a funny thing, isn’t it? Let me explain. Time management is all about how to use your time effectively. To do that, you have to actually stop what you are doing (ineffective time management) to notice how you do manage your time. Then you have to spend time not doing what you were doing (ineffective time management) to research what people are doing to be better at time management. Then you have to not do what you were doing (yep, still ineffective time management) to try out a time management strategy, application, or theory. If it doesn’t work for you, you start over.
Not doing so though is not being effective with our time. At least, that’s what we believe, right?
There are a few required elements every story needs—character, conflict, change. Not every story needs humor, because not every story is funny. Still, adding the right level of comedy into the mix is a hilarious way to take your storytelling to the next level.
The church is not especially known for its sense of humor. Many people outside of the church see Christians as downright humorless. And they aren’t completely wrong to think that. Religion is a serious thing, but it can be taken to an extreme.
The Greatest Story Ever Told needs a few jokes.
There is a whole host of conversations for web design, blogging content, and social media posts. One big issue is stock photos where some like ProChurchTools.com would say to not use them at all. We would definitely agree that many stock photos are overused in churches. Further, stealing stock photos is definitely NOT an option.
While the last article listed has a lot of great options to find stock photos if you feel comfortable using them, one new conversation now being had is the concern of diversity. While you may be able to find some reflections of different cultures on some sites, the general display is of white men and women in stock photos.
But there are now alternatives. Here’s one for you.
This week on the podcast we talk about, we touch on a subject we’ve talked about before — discussing church tech.
We talk about a specific example — a case example if you will — and whether any church staff member should use an application like Microsoft Publisher or Pages, or if they should use a more professional application like Adobe InDesign.
While we pitched this idea around a few times and explored some of the nuances, we are curious to know what you think. Not which is “better” per se, I think we can all agree it’s InDesign, but which is better depending on the situation.
If you have read the latest nerdy phenomenon, Ready Player One, you probably already know a little about the world’s first video game Easter egg inside of the groundbreaking video game “Adventure” for the Atari 2600. The video game was designed by Warren Robinett and the Easter egg was his response to a hostile work environment to video game programmers at the time. A huge commercial success, the game sold over one million cartridges and the company did not know about the Easter egg until it was too late.