The Fruit of Social Media

The Fruit of Social Media

I am not going to lie, I love me some Facebook.  And it turns out loving Facebook works well, because only old people are on it now.  Where there was one Facebook, there is now Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, and the lowest form of social networking, YikYak.  The longer I work with students the more I am seeing the lasting ramifications of social networking overtaking actual human interaction, and what I see is startling.

Like all things we invest our time and effort into, there will be fruit.  If we eat right and exercise, we will be more fit.  If we practice the guitar or the keytar, you will be able to be a rock star, or at least a studio musician.  If you are in the habit of sharing life and being vulnerable with people, you will develop deep friendships, and if you actually spend time in reflective prayer, the depth of your faith and intimacy with God will deepen.  These are facts.

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will you help me understand twitter?

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I Need Some Help:   For the past 6 months I have been trying to understand twitter.  And I am sad to say that I feel like I have fallen off the back of a cruise ship and am being left behind.  It is apparent to me that twitter is becoming, or already is, the new medium for social networking and communication, but I don't get it.  Would you be willing to take 5 minutes out of your day and help me understand how you use twitter?  How you use it for ministry?  How you use #'s and @'s?  Can you make a case for why I need to swim hard and catch up to the cruise ship and embrace twitter as a top tier social media tool?

Thank you for your willingness to help and your grace for the technologically challenged.