Is social media like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace (etc.) just another fad, or is it a fundamental shift in the way we communicate?
I’ve leaned toward the latter for a good while now, and videos like this only strengthen my opinion. Check it out:
Still think social media might be a fad? Yes?
Okay, how about this: did you read the news yesterday?
The President of the United States said this to schoolchildren in a formal speech:
“Be careful what you post on Facebook. Whatever you do, it will be pulled up later in your life.”
I for one am VERY GLAD social media wasn’t around just a few years ago (the dirt on me would be public domain), and whether you like Obama or not, his assumption is correct: social media isn’t going anywhere. It’s here to stay.
Profound shifts in the DNA of our society don’t come along very often – what we’re witnessing with the insurgence of social media into everyday life is akin to the industrial revolution or even the invention of the printing press.
Ours will be a moment that historians point back to saying, “That was a time when a new technology changed the whole world.”
Why am I making a big deal about this? Because social media is about connecting with people, and Jesus is a big fan of that.
I can tell you a few stories about people I’ve been able to connect with through social media who are now connected to Jesus as a result.
Perhaps you have a few you can share too?
Brainstorm with me:
1) How could social media be used to impact the world for Christ?
2) How do you use social media to impact the world for Christ?
I’ve got to teach a group of ministers about this subject in the coming months – your feedback will help me do a good job of that. Thanks 🙂