While meeting with the southeastern US Bishops in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI gave his personal approval to use social media to evangelize
ArchbishopWilton Gregory said: "...without proper andprudent use of this vehicle, the newevangelization will never get off the road, itwill never start."
Christ Has No Online Presence but YoursChrist has no online presence but yours,No blog, no Facebook page but yoursYours are the tweets through which the Gospel is shared,Yours are the updates through which hope is revealedChrist has no online presence but yours.Adapted from St.Teresa of Avilas prayer, "Christ has no Body" by Meredith Gould
Reasons people go to social media sites Friends and family Access news Access entertainmentSource: IBM Institute for Business Value analysis. 2011
Setting up your personal site• decide how you are going to use facebook• use your real name and photo of you, not your dog• only show your birthday month and date, leave off year• use a good password-use a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and only use it for Facebook.• Be sure to use a https connection• If you are asked to enter your fb password, make sure the URL is www.facebook.com• Dont click on emails from Facebook, go to site for notiﬁcations
Managing Your Wall• You have the power to control your wall! • the more you like and comment, the more you see• dont want to chat? hide yourself
Content is Text, Images and Video "What do you want people to know?" "What do you want people to do?" "How can I post this in a way that will invoke a response."
Facebook Dos• think before you post: Would you say this to your employer, spouse, mother? • respect the public and private messaging functions• Respond to friend requests• Reply to comments, its social!
• Be mindful of what you post• dont announce your vacations, do post pics afterwards• post things unrelated to group and/or mission• Dont complain or post "causes" incessantly• Dont invite out of town friends to your events• dont post what you had for breakfast, dinner or lunch unless there is a photo attached!• dont post personal or private messages• Don over self promote yourself or your products• Dont tag people in unﬂattering pictures• Dont vent about work
Like Diocesan Pages!• Www.facebook.com/dioceseofraleigh.com• Www.facebook.com/holynamecathedralraleigh• Www.facebook.com/proliferaleigh• Www.facebook.com/dioceseofraleighnewberndeanery• www.facebook.com/doraamen• www.facebook.com/ministeriohispanodioceseofraleigh• www.facebook.com/catholic-charities-of-the-diocese-of-raleigh• Www.facebook.com/raleighym• www.facebook.com/groups/2220019702 The Ofﬁcial Burbidge Fan Club• www.facebook.com/groups/17126797087 Ofﬁce of Vocations
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