I wanted to have a huge shout out to Apple! Since there new update this weekend for the iphone, (…and the new 3G Iphone release) I have had great joy connecting with my social networks. I am able to connect with facebook, twitter and other media with ease. What is great with the iphone update on the new applications, is it is very easy to upload pictures and any add commits within seconds!
The great part of social media is the great opportunity we have as a church to develop community. We have the ability to continue conversations and interact right where we have left off in person. I know that some don’t like that fact that people can know what you are doing as we reveal our status or twitter, but for me it opens the pathway for conversation and allows others to share in my life as I am experiencing life. So whatever your preference, the ultimate goal is to develop community. Though social media can be a low level community, it has the ability to bridge towards high level relationships and for me, it is just another way to stay connected to those I care about.