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One Day In the Life of the Internet

The people at MBAonline.com have put together a detailed infographic representing what happens in a 24 hour life cycle on the internet. It's fascinating, but even more, it's important for church leaders to "know the times" and understand how churchgoers and non-churchgoers alike tend to think, interact, communication, and consume information. So study it well... Created by: MBA Online …

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The 3 Big Questions of this Social, Digital Age

I've decided to connect with a lot of people in a lot of different ways. I also read a lot of stuff, mostly online but also in print. And I try to write and share great content along the way. The problem is, each of these is never-ending. In other words, there will always be something else to read, someone else with whom to connect, and more to write. Especially now. I've managed to boil my own approach to this new content-driven, socially-connected age down to three big …

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Hey Church, Wake Up to Online Outreach… Like Yesterday

I happened to catch a news release about some pretty phenomenal research findings concerning the rapid rise in the usage of online social networking... The percentage of Americans age 12 and older who have a profile on one or more social networking Web sites has reached almost half (48 percent) of the population in 2010 – double the level from two years ago (24 percent in 2008), according to the new national survey from Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) and Edison Research, The …

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That's Why They Call It the Web

Someone does something cool and talks about it. It gets talked about by other circles of casual observers. It gets included in a list of great things done by different people out there who are all doing great things. The list of great things done by those people gets talked about by people who like lists of great things done by people out there. That list gets talked about on a whole list of outlets made for publishing lists of lists of great things done by people out …

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What the World Wide Web Can Never Do

The internet began for information. It also exists for inspiration, community, and commerce. It's called the net or the web because of the intricate connections created between people and organizations. The average person will consume more information in a month than would have been consumed in one's lifetime a century ago. This opens up amazing possibilities to purposely and intentionally use its power for good. But the internet has its limits. Watch and see... …

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Don't Just Inform Me, Inspire Me

Remember the good old days when we were talking about the web ushering in the "age of information?" We even called it the "information superhighway." Now, it's becoming much more of a social structure all its own, but the information certainly has not decreased. There's still a ton of it! A century ago, you could barely keep up because of a lack of information sources. Now we have a hard time keeping up because of a plethora of them. So how do you get my attention in the …

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