Texting While Driving

I watched a news story on The NBC Nightly News regarding the danger of texting and driving. In the news story portions of this video were shown; it is powerful.

Alternate Reality Games

This weekend while engaged in quite a bit of driving, I listened to the July 16 episode of The Maccast featuring J. C. Hutchins. The topic of conversation focused on Alternate Reality Games, a massive media genre that encompasses a broad assortment of communication methods to engage people in the topic of the ARG. The entire infrastructure is built around …

CNN Acquires Leading Twitter Account

Steve Musil (Webware.com) CNN gained nearly a million Twitter followers on Wednesday when it acquired the @cnnbrk Twitter account. The account, the largest on Twitter with more than 947,000 followers, had been maintained and nurtured by James Cox. CNN did not disclose financial details of the acquisition, probably because rules at the microblogging site prohibit the selling of Twitter accounts. …

Churches and “The Big Game” Copyright Issues

Photo Source: The Christian Post. Every year, churches across the USA face huge competition from an event that has become known as the Super Bowl. In fact, as National Public Radio commentator Frank Deford observed in a piece called “A Merry Super Bowl To All, And To All A Good Game”: Like Halloween and Valentine’s Day, Super Sunday isn’t an …

Old Line Journalism Dying One Tweet at a Time

Today demonstrates well why old line print journalism involving large, corporately-owned media conglomerates is a dying breed. In today’s Des Moines Register, publisher Laura Hollingsworth describes the economic woes facing the newspaper: Like all Iowans, we’ve already had a few months of tough decisions. We’ve dealt with a reduction in employees and a furlough program in hopes to avoid further …

Twitter and the Church

Jeff Wilson over at imageForth.com has some feedback on his experience using Twitter to stay connected with his church. While he points out several advantages, there is one big disadvantage that can be difficult to overcome: Twitter is a great way to keep those who “twitter” informed, but one of the problems that we have encountered is that there are …

Managing Multiple Twitter Accounts

I have been an active twitter user for several months, and now I’ve branched into a second twitter account. I’ve created an account for my church, Grace Church, with the idea of pushing simple information about what’s happening at Grace. It’s an experiment in using twitter for this kind of application. The problem is that twitter is not setup for …

New Social Network Launched

After quite a few days of tweaking, I have officially launched my first social network using Ning. This is a social network for users of Logos Bible Software, the primary software I use for Bible study, teaching preparation, research, and anything else to do with biblical studies. I have been a Logos user for 10 or 12 years. My first …