Christian Social Media

Social Media Basics

Yesterday I was privileged to speak at the Men's Breakfast at Community Bible Church about the basics of Social Media.  I wanted to share my notes with you here: How to Use Social Media:

Step 1: Search

Step 2: Listen

Step 3: Keep Listening

Step 4: Share

Step 5: Listen and Respond



The Other Social Networks:

Twitter- Short 140 character messages (think Text messages)

LinkedIn- Professional network online (more than a place to post resume)

YouTube- Videos and Search


The Other Other Social Networks:

Instagram- Photo sharing

Pinterest- Idea Sharing

Google Plus- Google’s version of Facebook

FaithVillage- Christian Social Network


The Primary Social Network: Facebook

Profile- About Yourself

Wall- What you Share Publicly and what others say publicly to you

Messages- Just like Email

Pages- Like Profiles by for organizations

Newsfeed- What Facebook thinks you want to know (selected posts from people that you are friends with or pages that you like)

Groups- Great for LifeGroups as they can be open, closed, or secret

Privacy- You choose what others see and don’t see


Top 5 Social Media Mistakes:

1)   Negativity

2)   TMI

3)   Politics/Agendas

4)   All Communication/No Conversation

5)   All Professional/Never Personal


* Be Accountable while Online (share your passwords with your spouse/accountability partner)


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The 2nd Best Job out there is hiring right now!

A good friend of mine, Brad Russell, has been working on a project for several years now that is about to be unveiled to the public and you can be a part!  The project is a website called Faith Village and he is currently building his team as they gear up for their public launch in the coming months. To call Faith Village just a website is a massive understatement though!  There are thousands of websites out there and you likely only visit about 5-10 on a regular basis.  In the next year, Faith Village will be one of those sites that you will visit on a regular basis.  It will be a new social network for faith resources and simply put, a virtual village.  To be honest, my description won't do it justice.  I encourage you to visit to check it out and bookmark it to come back regularly as they get closer to launching the site in full.  If you have a few minutes, check out this video about Faith Village:

Introducing from Brad Russell on Vimeo.

So, to the 2nd Best job out there it is the Christian Living Editor at Faith Village.  This is one of several jobs like it that Faith Village will be hiring in the coming months.  If you are interested don't hesitate to go ahead and apply.  Also, I would love for you to let me know so that I can recommend you personally to Brad.

Whether you apply for this position or not, make sure to pay close attention to Faith Village in the coming months as some exciting things are ahead!