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Overview of Social Media for Church Youth Workers Overview of Social Media for Church Youth Workers Presentation Transcript

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