Ok, it’s not new news that social networking is a major deal – unless you have lived in a cave for the last 10 years. And, we’re not breaking new waters if we discuss how social networking and the church work together. Or, if they should at all.
But, it could be new to hear how others in college ministry are using social networking sites for their ministry. I’m sure most of us use it in the same general sense, but I wonder if there’s anything “newer” that you have found that works…? How has sites like Facebook or MySpace or Twitter or LinkdIn helped you stay connected to students that went away to college? Has it helped at all, or did you just initially think it was a good idea? How do you use it to communicate for events, random gatherings, or gathering people for the holidays? Anything new(er)?
In light of this discussion I saw this video with some stats on social networks. Now, stats can sometimes be deceiving and I don’t know where they get the stats for this video, but I think it’s very interesting – and probably not far from reality. After watching, please throw out your thoughts/experiences on the above questions so everyone can learn from your successes and “learning opportunities…”