When I tell people I Facebook and Twitter I often get
Uninformed people often roll their eyes and question me.
They ask how I can justify
wasting so much time in such frivolous pursuits!
Well, this weekend I had that experience once too often!
I set up a table in our church lobby…
with the aim of recruiting bloggers and social-network enthusiasts.
My intention was to start a Blogging and Social-Networking Group.
A group which would gather people
who are interested in the SKILL behind Internet Social Media.
A group focused on learning new ways to reach out and
effectively communicate with more people on the worldwide web.
A group whose goal is, ultimately,
to stay in step with our culture and
to share our Christian values in culturally relevant ways!
But what did I get for all my trouble!
I was horrified as a talked to large numbers of people
who are CLUELESS about the value and importance of social media.
It was not one or two people who questioned me,
about why I view social networking as having redeeming social value.
It was, in fact the majority of people.
Well, a couple of days have passed since then…
and, my frustration has not passed!
So, I have written this post to answer my critics,
I want to scream ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
HAVE YOU BEEN LIVNG ON THE MOON?
I just want to take the time to point out, I am NOT THE CRAZY ONE!
If you think becoming effective at social media is frivolous or valueless;
YOU ARE UNINFORMED.
Our culture is currently in a SOCIAL MEDIA REVOLUTION and whether you know it or not,
NO TURNING BACK.
Social networking is the BIGGEST thing on the internet.
It is BIGGER than porn!
And BIGGER than on-line shopping!
IT REPRESENTS A MONUMENTAL SHIFT
IN COMMUNICATION STYLE!
IT REPRESENTS PERHAPS THE BIGGEST SHIFT
IN THE STYLE OF COMMUNICATION IN HISTORY!!!
Please educate yourselves and watch the following video!
Please save me the awkward chore of insulting you!
THIS IS WHY I FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!!!