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Nuff said: Social media help, smart phones and dumb people, ministry to youth on social media

“Nuff said” is a collection of observations. This post highlights social media etiquette that may impact a job search, things that make you look dumb on Twitter, Gary Turk’s viral video “Look Up” and some ministry tips for youth workers on social media.

Still using Facebook..

Regrettably, I am still using Facebook. Although my teens are not. Falling Facebook users among teens has been well documented, and one day, their antipathy for the social network will render it obsolete. In the meantime, it’s not hurting for… Continue Reading →

Why your blog is your front porch or home base

This year I’ve been in process of rewiring my brain and its use of technology. I used a dumb phone for two months to jumpstart that process digitally. I have also been attempting a content revolution in the way I… Continue Reading →

The Unfollowfest

I’ve been urged to create lists on Twitter, to assign certain followers to lists so that my Twitter stream doesn’t become unwieldy. In my continuing experimentation with social media over the last two months, I’ve arrived at another conclusion.. I… Continue Reading →

The dilemma of where to post creative content on the interwebs

A cultural communication crisis Our country is in the communication crisis. No one knows how to communicate with one another anymore. It’s not just speaking to another person face-to-face. It’s that we all have our own communication preferences. Some people… Continue Reading →

Streamy is dreamy

Most of you know I’m an early adopter. Heck, I’m not just early, but I’m there in the delivery room, cheering on the birth of new techs, eager to cut the umbilical cord. (This is figurative because after my last… Continue Reading →

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