Social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram are now not only personal expressions but company branding machines. With the proliferation of this new media, I have identified five sins that create weak impact—unless you are into rewarding stupidly bad behavior. And, they drive me crazy! The dark side of social media might hurt you more than help. Many companies see added stats to follower lists, but do they know that their supposed social media manager is cheating a system instead of engaging people?
I know in the title it says this will save you some pain. To be honest, I am in pain. Often, I read status updates or tweets that cause hives or indigestion. Those of us who are Christian’s at times tend to spiritualize banal activity online. How can some of us be so naive to use our social media immaturely, expressing our thoughts like ill-timed flatulence? I cannot answer that, but hope these ten guidelines save pain–for all of our sakes!
I am writing this to my core audience of creative leaders who are faith-based, but any business or non-profit leader can learn from this. If you are tired of being beaten up by all the reasons why you SHOULD do Twitter, then this post is surely for you.
It is true. On November 17 Xbox 360 will now be able to interface with your Twitter, Facebook and other social media accounts. Imagine, in the middle of your Halo 3 match you feel like tweeting the world about the color of paint on the wall or update your Facebook […]
RECAP: Staci Frenes was our guest worship leader and artist this past Sunday. Its safe to say that Sunridge loves Staci! Her songwriting and singing are known quantities to me over the years but I also learned how adept she is at leading people into worship. Since I was preaching, […]
This message was delivered at Sunridge Church yesterday. One noteworthy thing is the use of twitter and how hundreds of tweets were coming in. All of that is experimental, but helpful in us connecting. As a teacher its always better to be in dialog more than monologue, right? The books […]
The above video had me really concerned about my use of twitter and for the health of the general twittering public, so I had the opportunity as a power blogger to ask during the National Worship Leaders Conference the David Crowder Band personally about the issue with twitter (follow their […]
If you are wondering what the green avatars all over twitter means, go to http://www.helpiranelection.com and you can with a click get your profile to show support. If you are looking for twitter hash tag aggregates, the best I know of is http://twubs.com/iranelection #iranelection
Social Media seems to be a broad term now for any way we connect using IM, Twitter.com, Facebook.com and so forth. I enjoy the platform of blogging because I get to interact with real people about things I care about. Twitter, Facebook and other modes are enjoyable to me as […]
There is an article in the UK Gaurdian talking about new curriculim for primary school kids that will replace teaching WWII with Twitter and Wikipedia. Imagine, you can now learn about ABCs while you Twitter from your phone. This sounds useful for kids aged 6. NOT! I love blogging, Twitter […]
Here is another potpourri of interesting web posts… Mobile Phones Are Changing Our Behavior says Phil Cooke Mark Lee of Third Day is Pulling an “Old Yeller” on his blog… stop him! CNET News says Twitter might make me some dough with news that Twitpay brings micropayments to Twitter. Shawn […]
I am with the Miller family this weekend and was searching twitter and know that Randy and family are grateful for the support from my fellow tweets: @imagedesigns @kayoodle @mattmahermusic @stonestreet @sambam87 @SpiritCoach @loswhit @RKWeblog @wethechurch @donavanhill @joymark @scbubba @tonysteward @nickhoss @mufan96 @steveb7 @kmueller62 @BillGiovannetti @trevormeier @tehillamusic @theworshipcomm @locustfist @cwdaniels […]