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A Call for a Better Adult Verification System

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“How many of you guys have a cell phone?” [most hands go up] How many of you guys have an account on Instagram or Snapchat?” [nearly the same amount of hands go up] This gymnasium of 4th through 6th graders in Northwest Kansas was just another example of our failed Adult Verification System. “Age gating”– […]

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Yik Yak Threats Are a Bad Idea

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CBS News 8 – San Diego, CA News Station – KFMB Channel 8 [Link to the above video – I appear in a phone interview talking about the situation at Torrey Pines High School and Yik Yak, in general.] Yik Yak has a problem. The harder they try to market themselves as an app for college […]

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How can a pastor help families with social media?

How can a pastor help families with social media?

“How can I help families with social media?” I think this is something that lots and lots of churches are wondering. While culture is ever-morphing and hard to understand– the way people are communicating and integrating technology into their lives is big/obvious and churches feel the need to offer help. The flip side is that […]

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200,000 More Reasons to Delete Snapchat

200,000 More Reasons to Delete Snapchat

‘The Snappening': Hackers access 200,000 Snapchat accounts — NY Daily News Snapchat nude photos, videos reportedly leaked online– CNET Links to Photos Said to Be Stolen From Snapchat Users Flood Message Boards – New York Times Since news of this broke on Friday I’ve received at least 50 texts, emails, and other messages about it. […]

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Speaking Opportunities for 2015

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With the latest round of social media leaks making waves today, this time impacting Snapchat users, I’m in the odd place of looking like an Old Testament prophet. I’m not a prophet. I simply applied long-standing principles of social media to the current wave of ephemeral apps popular today. And here’s the deal: I love to share those […]

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