The Latest Step in My Social Evolution

I was born in Texas and have spent most of my life as a resident of this great state.  Over the years I have heard the following expression used and seen it on bumperstickers and tee-shirts many times: I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could. Getting Social I was not born in the age of the internet.  I was taught that a social was an occasion for people to be together in the same physical space.  While I was not among the first to create a robust online presence or to Read More …

Women Are Smarter Than Men

Jeff Bercovici's recent article on Forbes.com explains the key findings of the latest poll by the Pew Internet & American Life Project: When it comes to managing their social media profiles, women, on average, behave more like mature, responsible adults while men act like impulsive adolescents. Some of the gender differences include: Allow only friends to view content: two-thirds of women - less than half of men Have deleted people from network: 67% of women -  58% of men did Read More …

Facebook Users Are . . .

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project recently released Social Networking Sites and our Lives, which is a report based on the findings of a survey on Americans' use of the internet conducted from October 20 to November 28, 2010 with a sample of 2,255 adults, age 18 and older who were contacted via both landline and cellular phones.  The research supports the commonly held view that Facebook is currently the dominant social networking option with some 750 million Read More …

Most Americans Are Now on Facebook

Arbitron and Edison Research have conducted an annual survey focusing on trends in digital platforms since 1988. The 2011 report shows that the majority of Americans aged 12 and older now use Facebook.    In three years the percentage of people using Facebook has risen from 8% to 51%. So What? Churches are also getting more involved on Facebook.  According to LifeWay Research roughly half (47%) of all congregations now have a presence on Facebook.  Creating a Facebook presence is typically Read More …