Trinity Institute Lectures – Wall St Dialogues: Occupy as a Leap of Faith 02.01.12 #OccupyChurch

I just had a friend forward me an email he got from an acquaintance invitinghim to join “Occupy Cafe”.  So I did.  And I ran across this link to one of the organization’s people talking at Trinity Wall St. about the moral and ethical implications of the Occupy movement.  So here it is

Social Media and Movements; Social Media and Churches

The issue of the  role of social media in movements dovetails nicely into a lot of my thinking about “online church”.  I have long said  that there are several avenues INTO Church from online spaces that can and do happen.  But the “virtual space” becomes inhabited by the “physical space” as veterans from the physical spaces and events come back in via Continue Reading

Trust Quotes #9: Chris Brogan

My biggest peeve in perusing the daily, hourly, constant stream of Social Media (Twitter in particular)  is the barrage of self-promotion that most organizations think is “doing Social Media”.  If I weren’t committed to trying to lend my voice and my skills to helping the church understand and utilize Social Media* ,  I would have unfollowed a lot of “church” Continue Reading

N.T. Wright on Social Media? @julieclawson #wiredchurch #smchurch

An article from sojo has Julie Clawson taking NT Wright to task for bad mouthing Social Media.  The following quote attempts to use a Pew Study to dispel the notion that people spend less time face to face and instead spend more time online.   Let’s just get it out of the way: The warning that Wright and others give is Continue Reading

Be the Priest #smchurch #ChurchSocial @gavoweb

From Chris Brogan (via @gavoweb),  re: building movements that inspire and instill belonging.  Yet another “DUH” moment for the church,  which simply must be “Listening” to what people are saying and expressing. Webber and Taylor didn’t launch Fast Company by making a platform that praised them. I didn’t launch PodCamp to be at its core. Instead, these kinds of movements Continue Reading

CNN does “novelty” piece on Online Church #churchonline #SMChurch

I have to wonder if there is anything lost in translation?  Or ,  HOW MUCH is being lost (I think quite a bit gets lost,  and I also think there are SOME interesting EXTENSIONS/add-ons  to be found as well.  )  But this CNN piece (2 minutes and 44 seconds is in no way a “treatment”…it is a ,  like I Continue Reading

Howard Rheingold, Part 1 #ChurchSocial

Shel Israel Author of Twitterville with an interview of Howard Rheingold,  a social media guru extraordinaire – wrote groundbreaking book The Virtual Community in 1993 Global Neighbourhoods: SM Global Report: Howard Rheingold, Part 1 This guy is a big part,  and one of the best writers/analysts on what we now call Social Media. He is a big part of getting Continue Reading

Is Blogging Passe’?

I’ve had a sense that something major is up……things seem “crowded” and , no surprise,  really commercialized.  EVERYBODY is doing their own “My Space”,  or trying to , or thinking they should.  Shel Israel,  co-author of Naked Conversations,  blogs about it.  I have no idea whether or not blogging is in decline or not. Nor so I know whether or Continue Reading

Sharing Struggles via the Blog and Beyond

 On the inward/outward blog ,  a post of mine has been posted and generated several comments today.  My post Going With the Flow, elicited an email from Kayla at COS, asking if she could use this post on inward outward, and I was happy to see my post strike a chord with Kayla,  and with some commenters.  I had, in Continue Reading

Business 2.0: With LibraryThing, a book club for the digital age – April 1, 2007

 There’s a feature on Library Thing this week in Business 2.0 LibraryThing, a social network based not on who you know but on what you’ve read. It’s already producing a nice revenue stream for Spalding from the sale of thousands of premium memberships at $10 to $25 apiece. Spalding’s creation is quietly achieving cult status among bookworms around the world, Continue Reading