A friend sent me a link to this blog recently, and I’ve found a ton of great resources and suggestions on this site. If you’re using or interested in using social media in your church or organization this is a great blog to connect with. Lot’s of great posts on maximizing Twitter, Facebook, or launching a blog for your organization! Make sure to the “Getting Started” tab on their page, this is a great basic information for anyone getting started in social media. Anyways, go to www.socialmediaexaminer.com and check it out.
Archives For April 2010
Many of you already know that Katie’s iPhone was stolen a couple of weeks ago. We thought that we had protected ourselves from the threat of losing the phone because we have Mobile Me with tracking capabilities. There are 2 steps we did not take though, that you should know about:
1) We never activated the tracking on her phone. This is probably a nobrainer, but we never made sure that it was active until after her phone was stolen.
2) Your iPhone must be on and locked in order to be tracked. With Katie’s phone, whoever stole it was able to just turn it off. Whether we had the tracking activited or not it wouldn’t have mattered because it was turned off. If you lock your phone, it is impossible to turn off making the tracking of the phone very easy.
Anyways, if you’re an iPhone user (which you should be) you need to make sure your tracking is activated and your iPhone is locked. I also want to say a quick thank you to our good friend, Luke Riley, who gave us his old iPhone.
I just found out that the Orange Conference will be livestreaming the main sessions this year for FREE!!! If you’re not already familiar with the Orange Conference that begins tonight, you need to get familiar quickly. You can go to www.theorangeconference.com and find out all about it. They have an incredible lineup of speakers including Doug Fields, Mark Batterson, Donald Miller, Reggie Joiner, Perry Noble, and Rev Run! That’s right, the Rev Run from Run’s house! Also, two of my friends: Rick Smith (Thursday 1:10pm) and Scott Austin (Friday at 11:00am) will be speaking at the conference on the main stage. I love that so many of these conferences are now broadcasting live for everyone to see and experience! I hope you will join me in watching some or all of this conference live over the next couple of days.
While I continue to work to develop this blog, I would love for you to check out my old blog. You can find it at http://nilssmith.blogspot.com and comment please!
As you can see this site looks much different and is under construction. NilsSmith.com will be up and running by the end of April! Watch for updates coming soon!