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Value the Shrapnel

This afternoon I met with some thinkers at Saddleback Church to talk about using social media in ministry. While we were meeting, a thought hit me and I started scribbling in my Moleskine... After I finished with my chicken scratch (a southern term for doodling, scribbling, and designing innovative flowcharts), I snapped a pic and posted it on Facebook and Twitter. This obviously evoked a number of requests for translations into English (since few people actually read …

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Facebook Versus Everything Else

This is a random thought. It's not backed up with research - it's just the product of my own hunch about the web. Facebook represents kind of a one world order when it comes to information and socialization. You can live inside of it and not really interact too much with the outside world. You can blog there, comment there, post photos and videos there, and meet new friends and old faces alike. It's a world. Then there is the rest of the web, which grows increasingly …

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16 Websites Every Social Media Enthusiast Should Know About

I received an email from a young guy who is eagerly hoping to jump into the realm of social media for marketing purposes. In my reply to him, I offered some of the links I would want to know about if I were just starting out and I wanted to pass these links along here for my readers. There are a diversity of positions and approaches represented, but it's a well-rounded list of sites that continually offer something like a well-balanced course offering in social media. And …

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Don’t Count Google Out of the Social Web Race Yet

I’ve just finished reading Mashable’s 5 reasons Google won’t dominate the next decade, which suggests that search will be replaced by social recommendations for buying power. Then I proceeded to a post by Luke Brynley-Jones at Our Social Times about how the rise of social search doesn’t necessarily kill Google. I tend to have feelings similar to those of Luke. Here’s why… …

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