http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj9H-KJm9qU& This cracked me up. I was never into Myspace the way I am into Facebook. But it goes to show you that one day Facebook will be the ex-girlfriend we lament about.
The last 12 months has seen a major shift in how people view social networking. A year ago most adults (who weren’t in youth ministry) said the word “Myspace” with a suspicious scowl. If they used it they kept it on the downlow. Now everyone has Facebook. (150 million users and growing every second; it…… Continue reading 5 Reasons I Love Social Networking
It seems my eagerness to spread the word about the YS podcast may have actually hurt our distribution a little. I think the right word is “counterproductive.” With the new format for the podcast I thought it would be helpful to cross-publish it a few places. So you may have seen it pop up on…… Continue reading Oops. A little over technology
Here’s a quick rundown of the things I’m up to over at YS. #1 I post regularly at the new YS blog. Here are 3 posts you should check out. Big vision for Cabot. Youth Workers Who Twitter. Carrie Clausen and Her Youth Group. I’m loving the blog. It’s really a fun way to connect…… Continue reading What am I working on?
It goes without saying that I’m a web dork. But I have to be honest and say even in my dorkiness I sometimes get confused on who is who. A blog may be named “Two fish with green eyes” but I know it’s Joe’s blog. And his AIM name is probably “PistolJoe” and I know…… Continue reading Converting User Names to Real Names
I’ve not been shy in sharing my preference for Facebook over Myspace. (Although I will admit that Myspace is much better.) Well, a friend of mine sent me a link about some upcoming changes to Facebook as they seek to de-clutter the site. If you are getting fed up of all the vampires, booze mail and super…… Continue reading Facebook changes on the way
This week I’ve had a couple of people approach me about YMX. One said, “I thought about doing that but you just got to it first.” The other person said, “I thought about doing that but I just didn’t have the time.” Really, both are saying the same thing. I’ve heard it hundreds of times…… Continue reading I could do that, it’s easy
Last night I had the chance to talk to Brent Myers, an evangelist for Zloop. Zloop is a new social network that is built around two general concepts: Security. Your “loops” are private to whom you invite. Mimics real life. You can control which loops see which side of you. If you are looking for…… Continue reading Zloop: Is this the next social network?