Young People’s Ministry & Media<br />Emerging Generations Training<br />Bothell UMC | 10.03.09<br />
Why we’re talking about this<br />To help us determine how, or whether, we want to pursue these outlets;<br />This is wher...
Overview<br />What is social media?<br />Why use it?<br />How are youth using it?<br />Next steps <br />Ideas<br />Questio...
What is Social Media?<br />Conversations that are happening using online and mobile tools<br />
What is it?<br />A social structure made up of individuals or organizations that are tied by one more more types of interd...
Types of Social Media<br />Blogs<br />Multimedia<br />Forums<br />Micro blogs<br />
Youth & Media Stats<br />Of Americans age 13-54, 65.7% of them have at least one video-enabled mobile device, up from 44.9...
Youth & Media Stats<br />
Facebook Facts<br />Launched in Feb. 2004 as a site for university students and faculty; in 2007 opened to all<br />Active...
What youth are thinking<br />If you&apos;re not on MySpace, you don&apos;t exist. <br />My mom doesn&apos;t let me out of ...
Basic Principles<br />Be authentic<br />Be respectful<br />Be open<br />
How to jump in<br />Create a facebook page<br />Open a Twitter account and search for topics or trends<br />Create a YouTu...
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Overview of Social Media for Church Youth Workers

  1. 1. Young People’s Ministry & Media<br />Emerging Generations Training<br />Bothell UMC | 10.03.09<br />
  2. 2. Why we’re talking about this<br />To help us determine how, or whether, we want to pursue these outlets;<br />This is where many of our young people are.<br />It increases our digital literacy.<br />
  3. 3. Overview<br />What is social media?<br />Why use it?<br />How are youth using it?<br />Next steps <br />Ideas<br />Questions?<br />
  4. 4. What is Social Media?<br />Conversations that are happening using online and mobile tools<br />
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  6. 6. What is it?<br />A social structure made up of individuals or organizations that are tied by one more more types of interdependency<br />values<br />ideas<br />friendship<br />
  7. 7. Types of Social Media<br />Blogs<br />Multimedia<br />Forums<br />Micro blogs<br />
  8. 8. Youth & Media Stats<br />Of Americans age 13-54, 65.7% of them have at least one video-enabled mobile device, up from 44.9% in a 2006 study*<br />Half of all teenagers use an audio-only mp3 player each day, while one in four watch video on an mp3 player.<br />http://www.frankwbaker.com/mediause.htm<br />
  9. 9. Youth & Media Stats<br />
  10. 10. Facebook Facts<br />Launched in Feb. 2004 as a site for university students and faculty; in 2007 opened to all<br />Active users<br />March 2008: 68 million<br />Today: Over 300 million<br />
  11. 11. What youth are thinking<br />If you&apos;re not on MySpace, you don&apos;t exist. <br />My mom doesn&apos;t let me out of the house very often, so that&apos;s pretty much all I do, is I sit on Facebook and talk to people and text and talk on the phone, cause my mom&apos;s always got some crazy reason to keep me in the house.<br />
  12. 12. Basic Principles<br />Be authentic<br />Be respectful<br />Be open<br />
  13. 13. How to jump in<br />Create a facebook page<br />Open a Twitter account and search for topics or trends<br />Create a YouTube channel for your church or group<br />Start a blog and invite youth/young adults to contribute<br />Create your own network on Ning<br />
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