Google+, I have no use for you. Though you offer a few benefits over Facebook, the downside — that nobody really uses Google+ — far outweighs the slick interface and social circles. Begrudgingly, I am becoming a NFL fan — or a Minnesota Vikings fan, to be precise. Growing up in Tallahassee, the home of [...]
Reviewing an Apple product is seen by some as akin to critiquing the Godhead itself. So I will tread lightly. But, I do want to note some pros and cons of my new iPhone 4S as compared to my previous phone, the HTC Droid Incredible 2. Upsides of iPhone 4S form factor – the phone [...]
Article first published as Book Review: Friending: Real Relationships in a Virtual World by Lynne Baab on Blogcritics. In “Friending: Real Relationships in a Virtual World” Lynne M. Baab thoughtfully explores many aspects of modern friendship. Baab does so, largely, from a Christian perspective with particular consideration for how social media affects friendship these days [...]
A Thoughtful Christian.com post My partner Megan and I have had shared some eery moments recently when we both independently had what we thought were unique thoughts only to find we were thinking the same thing. For example, we both had planned to bring the same risotto salad to a potluck. And we both liked [...]
Here’s a thought experiment: pretend someone gave your congregation $1,000,000 to increase your Internet and social media ministry. What would you do with it?
Originally posted at the Gathering Voices blog A recent story on NPR’s All Things Considered explored a curious new craze: the slow internet movement. In hipster enclaves like the coffeehouse Drip in Washington, D.C., counter-cultural types are claiming a more calming and intentional way of enjoying the Internet by using slow 28.8K connect speeds. Drip brews [...]