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.
When IGTV launched we had a debate on this ChurchMag Podcast (#cmagcast) on how churches should approach it. I advocated they immediately jump on it because of its connection to Instagram. My thinking was with an existing user base it was a no-brainer. Jeremy suggested a more calculated approach especially with limited team resources and capacity. One of the things I loved about IGTV then was that it was vertical / portrait only videos. Now that’s changed.
[Read more…] about On IGTV Supporting Landscape Videos
When seeing how people act and say things on the internet, have you ever wondered if they’re like that in real life?
The video below explains how anonymity plays a major role in people’s interactions online.
Since the very beginning, I have been pushing my other website ChurchAndMentalHealth.com to be forward thinking. So when I knew I was going to do featured images with every article, I needed to decide on the ratio. But I know that the biggest reason for featured images is the social media platform you plan to use. And seeing as Instagram is doing nothing but increasing in strength as well as being image-focused, I decided to make all of my images Instagram-friendly.
This allows me to capitalize on these landscapes as well as make my blog image forward. So I’ve decided to take specific intentionality with these images and therefore I wanted to share my idea with you. So much so that I’m just giving you guys the Photoshop file below for free. Enjoy it, have fun making content with it.
As a ministry, church, or non-profit organization, reaching people with your message is probably of the utmost importance to your vision. Whether you are engaging with a congregation through video announcements, teaching a message or series via social media, or advertising an event or fundraiser, the presentation is paramount. With this in mind, consider a few statistics from Roar:
- 46.1% of churches surveyed say that social media is their most effective method of outreach, compared to knocking on doors, newspapers, tv, and radio ads.
- 73.49% of high schooler ministries surveyed use social media.