By now, you’ve probably heard about the fuss surrounding Facebook Live. If not, Andrew’s got an article from last month that’s a great place to start. But once you’ve started playing with it, how can you use FB Live to connect your members, your leadership and your surrounding community? Here’s a few thoughts:
If there’s one constant in the world of technology and communication, it’s that things change. This is especially true when you have technologies that involve communication and where rapid development is rewarded with public interest, market share and, hopefully, profit. It’s probably not a surprise, then, that the landscape of social media continues to shift rapidly, and it’s easy to get lost in the details. Whether you’re a church beginning to dip your toe in the social media world or a seasoned professional trying to discover the next right thing to focus on, it’s important to have a high level view of the terrain going forward.
Now that the election is over and the dust is starting to settle, it’s a good time to stop and take a look at how WikiLeaks not only significantly influenced and impacted the U.S. presidential election but also affects other parts of the world.
Love it or hate it, WikiLeaks has begun a campaign to open the world’s governments and to enable people to see how things work in more direct, transparent ways.
Part two of a two-part series on Incremental Change vs. Transformational Change by Rev. Bill Johnson.
Part one of a two-part series on Incremental Change vs. Transformational Change by Rev. Bill Johnson.
An author I once read (and have now forgotten the name of) shared a story about incremental change. Take a photo. It’s a good photo, and probably one you’ll look back at often, but it’s just a photo. Take a second photo of the same subject moments later. Now, switch back and forth between the two photos. You will see that a few things have changed, and the experience will begin to feel a bit like one of those “Spot the Difference” puzzles you find in the Sunday newspapers. It’s a change, but it’s really just a notch forward. Two pictures aren’t really all that much different than one picture. This is incremental change.
As you may know, Reformation Day is coming up in just a few weeks. While Reformation 2017 is going to be the big celebration (500 years since the beginning of the Reformation), there’s still 2016 to celebrate. To make your planning for both 2016 and 2017 a bit easier, here are a few web based resources for preparing your celebration.
When you’re starting a communication campaign, whether it’s for your business, church or non-profit, the first two questions you need to ask are “Who am I speaking to?” and “What do they need to hear from me?” Those questions seem simple, but in reality they’re deceptively complicated. We’ll deal with the second one next month, but for this month I’d like to tackle some of the things to consider when identifying your audience.
I’m not sure anyone likes passwords. They’re clumsy, hard to remember and increasingly easy to crack. There are a few things you can do, however, to make your passwords easier to remember and more secure.
There was some big news last month, and it had nothing to do with the US presidential election or the Olympics. Because of this, it largely went unnoticed by major media channels, but it’s something we should all be aware of.
Perhaps no game has been more anticipated (and more divisive) in the gaming community than the recent release of No Man’s Sky. Hyped as a nearly infinite universe, it enabled players to explore the breadth of its over 18 quintillion stars, each with its own planets, moons, plants, animals, and ecosystems. The player is cast in the role of a survivor of a starship crash and must repair his or her ship and make a way boldly forth into the unknown.