Marques Brownlee is a YouTuber known for his engaging, honest, and informative tech reviews of new products. He’s a bit of a hype man for Elon Musk at times and seems to always be at the forefront of tech talk. But he recently did a video a little outside of his brand which was a fun look at how YouTube does compression on their videos. Here the question: “What happens when you re-upload a YouTube video?” Still engaging, honest, and informative, but honestly kinda cool too.
There’s a lot of political news out there, and while ChurchMag strives to stay about politics, sometimes we have to address it. Even so, I will endeavor to do so without partisan passions. For now, let’s forget our political persuasions and talk about Elizabeth Warren, US Senator and Democratic candidate for the presidency, and her relationship with Facebook.
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I love reading a book that has me stopping to copy-paste quotes almost every page— it’s enjoyably annoying.
The Irresistible Revolution was one of those books for me and I am really excited to be sharing it with you today.
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With church tech, I’m sure you have your own personal pet peeve that bug you the most. Mine might just be texting habits that need to stop. This video from Buzzfeed from a couple of years is still relevant today. If you are in charge of church tech at your church or have some influence at your church, you may want to share this with your staff and maybe even congregation.
I’m kidding of course. Except for you Karen, you need to stop with the group texts immediately.
I’ll be the first to say that my trust in Facebook is small. It’s not so little that I don’t use it, so that’s saying something. But the stories coming out over and over of how Facebook’s “move fast and break things” philosophy is hurting communities and individuals without any big course correction is very, very disconcerning. At the same time, I put on my therapist hat as well as my writing online about church and mental health doing more to help people, I worry when I see reports of Facebook deciding how to manipulate people’s emotions to get people to stay on longer and sell more advertising.
So you can guess my shock when I began to discover Facebook being proactive with mental health for individual users. Confused? Let me explain how I happened upon this.