When people ask me what I do for work, I half-jokingly tell them that I Twitter for a living. At any given time I can have up to 4 different Twitter clients up on my screen. I monitor a lot of different conversations and do my best to keep tabs on the vast number of discussion taking place. This can be a little crazy since @Logos has almost 5,000 followers and we follow all of them (spammers and SEO experts excluded, of course).
While there is a lot of information being thrown at me, there was one tweet that caught my eye the other day. @pastorjamie tweeted this:
I immediately stopped and thought, “Wow, what a great use of Twitter.” Here we have a pastor using Twitter to not simply share that he’s having a cup of coffee, or that he’s washing the dog. Rather, he is using Twitter to lead his church, or at least those following him on Twitter, to engage in the study of God’s Word. I was also pretty happy that he used our tool, Ref.ly, to do it.
The advancement of technology, especially in the social sphere, is nothing short of amazing. The challenge is how we can harness this technology for the kingdom and glory of God. At Logos, we are trying to do our part with projects such as Ref.ly (for Twitter and Facebook), RefTagger (for blogs and websites), and Bible.Logos.com. We hope that these tools serve you well and help you engage in a meaningful way.
So, how about you? Are you using Ref.ly or RefTagger? Drop a comment below with a link. Also, what are your thoughts on social media? What ideas do you have for engaging people in a meaningful way?
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