In the midst of discussions about the negative effects of social media here is a counter point about about how social media saves lives. Noted social media blogger Beth Kanter offers this post on her blog. Taryn Degnan shares her observations about the use of social media to find organ donors and her own personal [...]
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Mark Nichol writes of 50 Types of Propaganda . Addressing non-fiction writers he also provides us with some tools for recognizing the techniques of “spin meisters”; Propaganda has been defined as “communication intended to shape perceptions, manipulate cognition, and direct behavior.” As you read this list see how many of the propaganda techniques you can recognize in [...]
Vatican News draws attention to one of the last messages from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI “Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization.” (Full text) On Sunday, May 12, the Church marked World Communications Day, encouraging Catholics in countries across the globe to make better use of the media and other forms of [...]
Mashable.com writes… As Facebook prepares Graph Search for wide release, some have concerns about the privacy issues the new feature raises. How can you be sure only your friends will see your name during searches? After all, more than a quarter of Facebook users share information with an audience much wider than their social circle. And 13 million users [...]
Concerned about privacy? Frightened by Facebook? Wait until Google Glasses become available! The London Telegraph writes… “The wearable computer that Google hopes we will all be wearing like glasses is actually a tiny camera, a microphone and a screen. Our every sight will be augmented with extra information, and everything recorded. It’s likely, of course, that regulators [...]
It is actually a serious question about what happens to your digital data when you die. TechNewsDaily addresses the issue – How Do You Deal with the Data of the Dead? AUSTIN, Texas — You are going to die. Probably not anytime soon, but you will. And when you finally enter the undiscovered country, you [...]
Never heard of the Harlem Shake or Gangnam style dancing? Check out Forbes Magazine. HSMaker.com is a website whose sole purpose is to Harlem Shake-ify other sites with the meme. Simply type in any URL, and watch as it gets a case of the shakes. (Click here to watch what happens when you input the NYTimes.com, for example.) [...]
Mobiles – the ultimate electronic tool write the folks at the Internet Evangelism website. Amazing statistic: three-quarters of the world’s population has access to a mobile phone, says a new World Bank study infographic [summary and comment]. And that doesn’t just mean the rich West. Over 70% of sub-Saharan Africans have access to a mobile. There are [...]
Looking to tell the story of the Last supper and other Holy week events? Try FreeBible Images for free quality images and even story telling guide using these images. They even provide story planners such as the following. These could obvious be used in powerpoints or ven for personal meditation Related FAMVIN Posts:Living Lent [...]
How can Churches use Pinterest Guest post from Jason Caston. ….Pinterest is the easiest and best way to tell a visual story for your ministry. The church has the greatest story ever about Jesus Christ so why not use multimedia (pictures and video) to tell this story. It’s been years in the making that a network [...]
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