Nadine Redlich is an artist I discovered on Instagram with a few VERY thoughtful tech posts that I thought you’d enjoy below. I’d encourage you to take an art museum approach to this: view it slowly, ponder what you just watched, re-look at it, put your hand on your chin pompously, and then say “hmmm.”
From a general phone review, there really isn’t too much for myself to brag about. At the base of this review, you have to realize two things: I had the original Pixel when it launched and love it and I did not want to pay for a flagship phone price. Yet, here I am writing a review for my new Pixel 3A that I have had for a week.
If you are a church communications team member or have for any reason needed to create a Facebook ad, you have probably run into an issue at some point with getting your content seen on Facebook. In fact, we know that Facebook limits the visibility of your Facebook posts, whether as an individual or a business. It’s in their interest to do so because their primary source of income is advertisements, both to sell ads on Facebook and sell your information to third-party clients.
As an interesting side note, there is this trend going around that if you copy/paste a troll meme on Facebook, it will give you more visibility to your friends because you state in the post you decline to agree to Facebook’s algorithm. It got so bad Facebook had to actually respond to it.
If you are in charge of a youth group or have parents that need more education on the topic, send them this article.
Every month, Facebook seems to have a negative article in the news about something they have done wrong. In the last two years, they really haven’t missed a month with bad news. Yet, in spite of them giving away our information to people they partner with, keeping passwords in unsecured documents, testing emotional manipulation of their users, and constantly changing their layout, and going back on promises of their News Feed, we continue to stay active.
Why can’t we log out and stay logged out? Why can’t we delete our account?
I’m there. I still have an account.
USAToday wrote an article back in February about 15 unwritten rules of calling, texting, and social media that apply to this new wave of communication. The article is interesting, I’ve highlighted some of it below, but I’d encourage you to give it a full read.
It’s obviously Op-Ed at best and definitely rules you must live by. But for church techies, this is a great conversation to discuss.