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  1. 1. Technology for Ministry<br />Social Media – Global Interaction<br />
  2. 2. Social Media<br />Giving people the power to share and make the world more connected.<br />
  3. 3. Summary Topics<br />Global Interaction<br />Mr. Splashy Pants<br />Social Media<br />Social Networking<br />Why Use Social Media for Church<br />Mobile Communication<br />Adventist Smartphone Apps<br />
  4. 4. Save Mr. Splashy Pants<br />
  5. 5. Social Media<br />Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue.<br />Social media is content we make and share together.<br />
  6. 6. Social Media<br />Social Media can take many forms:<br />Communication: blogs (Wordpress), microblogging (Twitter), social networking (Facebook, LinkedIn) <br />Collaboration/authority building: wikis (wikipedia), social bookmarking (StumbleUpon), social gaming, social news (Digg, Reddit), Document managing (Google Docs, Dropbox)<br />Multimedia: Photography (Flickr, Picassa), Video sharing (Vimeo, YouTube, Metacafe), Livecasting (Livestream, Ustream), presentation sharing (SlideShare, scribd)<br />Reviews and Opinions: product reviews, business reviews, community Q&A (ehow)<br />Entertainment:game sharing, virtual worlds (club penguin)<br />
  7. 7. Social Networking<br />A social network is an online service that enables groups of people to communicate and to grow communities. <br />Listen, Learn, Engage.<br />Women Spend 30% More Time on Social Networking Sites Than Men Worldwide – July 2010 (comScore)<br />
  8. 8. Social Networking<br />Here are a few things people typically do on Social Networks:<br />Create a personal profile<br />Add other users as friends<br />Exchange messages<br />Write a status update<br />Check friends posts<br />Upload photos and videos<br />Join interest groups such as workplace, school, church, etc…<br />
  9. 9. Facebook<br />Facebook is the largest social network, with more than 600 million active members – Wikipedia Jan. 2011. <br />Giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.<br />
  10. 10. Facebook Stats<br />Facebook is designed for immediate response<br />Has more than 6 million page views per minute<br />37.4 trillion every year<br />2.5 billion images are uploaded to Facebook every month<br />46.2 years of YouTube videos watched on Facebook each day<br />
  11. 11. Facebook Groups vs. Pages<br />Pages are for organizations<br />Groups are for several people with the same interest<br />
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  13. 13. Church Facebook Page<br />Possibilities for your church on facebook:<br />Reminders of upcoming events or special offerings<br />Photos<br />Bible texts<br />Questions or discussion starters<br />Links to websites or videos related to a sermon <br />Recent News <br />Prayer requests<br />Links to blogs of missionaries or members your church support<br />
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  15. 15. Twitter<br />Twitter is a real-time information network powered by people all around the world that lets you share and discover what’s happening now.<br />It is a social networking and microblogging website.<br />What Do You Do With A Twitter Account?<br />It is great for spreading news.<br />Promote events<br />Feedback – ask a question<br />Share ideas<br />
  16. 16. Twitter<br />The communication technology of twitter allows information up to 140 characters to be instantly sent then received by other followers by the second.<br />URL shortenerused for posting links:<br />According to the online encyclopedia called Wikipedia, twitter has been called the “SMS of the internet” (SMS means “text messaging”).<br />2007 – 5000 tweets per day<br />2008 – 300,000 per day<br />2009 – 2.5 million per day<br />200 million active users, generating 65 million tweets a day<br />During 59th General Conference Session two accounts used with approximately 2000 followers.<br />
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  19. 19. Easily Update Facebook & Twitter<br />HootSuite: Social Media Dashboard for twitter, facebook, linkedin – Key Feature: Schedule updates (mobile apps: iphone, android, blackberry, more) - ( <br />Tweetdeck: for twitter (mobile apps: iphone, android) (<br />twAitter: for twitter – schedule tweets (<br />Tweetie: Twitter Client for Mac OS X (<br />Mobile apps: Twitter, TweetCaster, Facebook, LinkedIn<br />Link Facebook and Twitter to simultaneously post.<br />
  20. 20. Why Use Social Media for Church<br />Community building - drawing people together and assisting interaction<br />Communication<br />Engagement<br />
  21. 21. Social Media Video<br />
  22. 22. What does all this mean for the local church?<br />“You will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world.” Acts 1:8<br />You will be able to be my witnesses in Kelowna, all over BC and Canada, even to the ends of the world.<br />
  23. 23. Communication with God<br />“Virtually all of Egypt’s Internet addresses are now unreachable, worldwide,”<br />I’m thankful that the lines of communication between us and God are always open. <br />No man or offline technology can ever sever those connections.<br />Here are a couple bible texts that remind us, God always hears our prayer.<br /> Psalm 17:6, “I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.”<br /> 1 John 5:14, “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”<br />
  24. 24. Questions?<br />
  25. 25. Mobile Communication<br />Wireless networks are the fastest growing communications technology in history<br />
  26. 26. On-demand Mobile Communication<br />“Digital communication has evolved rapidly in the last few years with an ever-increasing number of ways for Internet users to communicate with one another,” said Mark Donovan, comScore senior vice president of mobile. <br />“From PCs to mobile devices, whether its email, social media, IM or texting, consumers have many ways to communicate and can do so at any time and in any place.<br />The decline in web-based email is a byproduct of these shifting dynamics and the increasing availability of on-demand communication options.”<br />January 20, 2011 (comScore)<br />
  27. 27. Mobile Devices<br />90% of the worlds population now lives within a mobile reception (ITU Dec. 2010)<br />
  28. 28. Mobile Devices<br />5.3 billion mobile phone users worldwide (ITU Dec. 2010)<br />Many are in developing countries<br />
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  31. 31. Mobile Device Usage<br />Talking<br />SMS (Text Message) - verse of the day, mini devotional<br />email<br />Mobile-optimized websites<br />Audio (mp3), video (play and record) & graphics (photos)<br />Streaming Radio & TV/Podcasts to Mobile<br />Global Positioning and maps<br />Applications (eg. daily devotionals, social networking)<br />Bible downloads<br />
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  35. 35. Adventist Smartphone Apps<br />Note: approximately 350,000 apps available on the itunes app store with over “10 billion apps downloaded in just two and a half years” (Jan. 2011 –<br />Majority of the Adventist apps are free<br />Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. <br />Accessible through the iTunes store.<br />
  36. 36. Hope Channel ($0.99) <br />Allowing users to watch three of its streaming channels live. <br />
  37. 37. SpiritRenew(Free) <br />Daily devotional of short stories and inspirational articles released through the Pacific Union Conference .<br />
  38. 38. Beliefs (Free) <br />28 Fundamental Beliefs of Adventist Church<br />
  39. 39. Sabbath School (Free) <br />App gives access to study lessons for adults and children. <br />
  40. 40. EGW Writings Complete (Free) <br />Search the complete published writings of EGW, the KJV of the Bible and Noah Webster’s American Dictionary. <br />
  41. 41. VOP (Free) <br />Listen to live streaming and audio on-demand VOP Radio Programs.<br />
  42. 42. Adventist Hymnal Lite ($2.99) <br />ALL the hymns of the Adventist Hymnal.<br />
  43. 43. Amazing Facts (free)<br />Amazing Facts TV and bible resources.<br />
  44. 44. InPrayer (free)<br />Designed to facilitate a global prayer chain. Social Networking app offers: Facebook and twitter integration, daily devotional & prayer reminders.<br />
  45. 45. Adventist Smartphone Apps<br />Beliefs (Free)<br />VOP Radio (Free)<br />SpiritRenew (Free)<br />EGW Writings Complete (Free)<br />Hope Channel ($0.99)<br />Sabbath School (Free)<br />
  46. 46. Adventist Smartphone Apps<br />Amazing Facts (Free)<br />InPrayer (Free)<br />Adventist Hymnal ($2.99)<br />
  47. 47. Questions?<br />