Tanzanians use Facebook quite differently from how Aussies do. It’s one place you can see their interest in wisdom as they post infographics about why you should drink more water, or proverbs from TB Joshua or Joyce Meyer. So when our friend asked the other day “Can someone enlighten me […]
When I began this series in 2010, we were part way through the CMS Australia application process. Now we’re nearing the end of the final stage, the five-month intercultural training course. For the past few years, however, we’ve been working on partnerships. One dimension of this is the online tools […]
Twitter is pretty straightforward: it’s a sort of public billboard where people display things. And it’s not hard to learn, with only a handful of conventions like the retweet (RT) and the hashtag (#), maybe with some evolutions thrown in. So: you get on Twitter, you make a witty observation, […]
Over at Her.meneutics, they’ve been discussing Christian cliches. One of them is the idea of referring to your wife as ‘my smokin’ hot bride’. Karen Prior has two objections: Calling your wife your ‘bride’ betrays a silly insistence that she is sweet, young and virginal, as she was at the altar; […]
This week, all over the world, WordPress bloggers are posting the same automated post, “2010 in review“. It’s WordPress’s summary of each blog’s hit counts, and comes with a health assessment based on these stats. The pretty obvious message: the more hits, the better. Traffic equals success. Over at Domesticated […]
A couple of Christmas videos have just been doing the rounds on Facebook, cashing in on the spread of social media and connectivity. A friend was wondering which one he should use at his church this Christmas. Here are a few reflections.
There has been much questioning of the accuracy of David Fincher’s The Social Network. All this discussion, including the comments of the Facebook founder himself, revolves around what the film got right and got wrong. Of course, the film is not a documentary. The screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin, has said as much: he set […]