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Why has nobody commented on my status update?

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Cafe Church Birmingham 17th Oct 2010 - Craig Gilman, Digital Youth Adviser for Birmingham Diocese, Church of England talks about facebook and social networks...

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Why has nobody commented on my status update?

  1. 1. Why has nobody commented on my status update?<br />Online Community<br />
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  3. 3. Why has nobody commented on my status update?<br />Online Community<br />Craig Gilman<br />
  4. 4. “The desire to be part of a group that shares, cooperates, or acts in concert is a basic human instinct.” Clay Shirky<br />
  5. 5. The internet is for people. For people to form groupsGroups with shared purposes<br />“The desire to be part of a group that shares, cooperates, or acts in concert is a basic human instinct.” Clay Shirky<br />
  6. 6. "Over and over again, connecting people with one another is what lasts online. Some folks thought it was about technology, but it's not.“<br />Seth Godin<br />
  7. 7. It’s about relationships…<br />
  8. 8. and being human<br />“At some point the anonymity of the internet transformed into a social networking clearinghouse of daily minutiae…and most of us willingly opted in, choosing the ease and comfort of virtual intimacy over a lonely existence of real world disconnectedness”<br />(The Psychology of Sharing, Scott Lachut)<br />
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  10. 10. The modern campfire<br />A group sit round a virtual campfire in Second Life<br />
  11. 11. Blog Her/Compass Partners 2008 Social Media Study<br />Why do people use social media?<br />
  12. 12. “One part anarchy, one part aristocracy, <br />one part democracy, one part monarchy”<br />Jimmy Wales on the Wikipedia Community<br />
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  14. 14. Surprise breakfast<br />
  15. 15. How can I CREATE A COMMUNITY?<br />Wrong Question!<br />
  16. 16. “Communities already exist. Instead, think about how you can help that community do what it wants to do”<br />Mark Zuckerberg<br />
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  18. 18. TABLE Discussion<br />
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  20. 20. Why has nobody commented on my status update?<br />Online Community<br />
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  22. 22. At the expense of meaningful friendships?<br />
  23. 23. Continuous <br />Partial <br />Attention<br />
  24. 24. Practice Intentionality, Humility, Authenticity<br />Practice regular check-ins<br />Make the intention to not go online immediately before bed and immediately after waking up<br />Practice mindful Facebooking<br />Practice authentic Facebooking<br />Adopt one or two Facebook friends for one month<br />
  25. 25. Practice Intentionality, Humility, Authenticity<br />Practice regular check-ins<br /><ul><li>What am I feeling now?
  26. 26. What kind of thoughts are going through my head
  27. 27. What kind of emotions did that email surface?</li></li></ul><li>Practice Intentionality, Humility, Authenticity<br />Make the intention to not go online immediately before bed and immediately after waking up<br /><ul><li>Give yourself space
  28. 28. Perhaps memorise a passage (maybe Psalm 23)
  29. 29. Say a short prayer – invite God into the details
  30. 30. Perhaps try a simple examen</li></li></ul><li>Practice Intentionality, Humility, Authenticity<br />Practice mindful Facebooking<br /><ul><li>How much time do you spend on FB?
  31. 31. How do you spend that time?
  32. 32. Check in with yourself</li></li></ul><li>Practice Intentionality, Humility, Authenticity<br />Practice authentic Facebooking<br /><ul><li>Take a look at the pictures you’ve posted
  33. 33. Evaluate the information you’ve shared
  34. 34. Try to be YOU</li></li></ul><li>Practice Intentionality, Humility, Authenticity<br />Adopt one or two Facebook friends for one month<br /><ul><li>Pick a couple of people to give special attention to
  35. 35. Find out what’s going on in their lives
  36. 36. Pray for them daily
  37. 37. Send them nice messages, pictures etc
  38. 38. Invite them to meet up</li></li></ul><li>Open Source<br />
  39. 39. "In the past you were what you owned. Now you are what you share." <br />Charles Leadbeater – We Think<br />
  40. 40. Real community?<br />“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members, a heart of grace, and a soul generated by love.”<br />- Coretta Scott <br />

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