. . . learning from each other
W-E-B Issue 216 ~ December (i) 2012
“Every person you meet is a hurting human being. We all don’t hurt in the same places,
but we all hurt” – Len Sweet
“None of us is as smart as all of us” – Ken Blanchard
SOCIAL NETWORKING EFFECTIVELY
Erik Qualman does it again: latest amazing incarnation of his video short, explaining
social media trends. You can also download it to show in meetings.
Twitter Fail: tweeting
tips for leaders, from Phil Cooke.
Why most social strategies fail, says LinkedIn.
Social media and Christian
bookshops – these are not optional recommendations, but survival
Without social media, your non-profit or ministry may die.
Look at tweets around the world on a real-time world map.
How much does Klout score matter? Quite a lot if
applying for certain sorts of jobs.
If your organization is doing high-end social networking advocacy, these tools may help.
Add interactive images in tweets.
How to get more
out of your social sharing buttons.
How Twitter can help people discover your church.
Anyone using Twitter Cards? Finding it useful?
How to measure your social media traffic using Google
Not sure how to get started with Paper.li? Their video explains.
Google authorship tag is a vital addition for bloggers.
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MOBILE PHONE OPPORTUNITIES
There are now an amazing 1
billion smartphones worldwide.
Responsive navigation: optimizing for touch across touch-screen devices.
Afghan women educated
South African mobile internet research report.
Siine – unique, effective mobile keyboard.
Google launches new program to get a billion featurephone users onto the Internet for the first time.
Encourage members to invite friends to church with an app.
apps to enhance youth ministry.
Using an IPad or Android tablet to help you tell a Bible story.
YouVersion bible phone app now in Finnish and Vietnamese.
10 iPhone apps that can help you learn a new city.
Helpful overview of the great mobile technology leap forward.
Want your phone to last? Top 10 DIY repairs and upgrades for your smartphone.
Infographics are hot, your boring data is not! How and why to communicate
information with an infographic.
Structure your talks like a story.
Storytelling is essential: winning
the story wars (video short).
“Why don’t you buy me a drink?” Jesus says. “Excuse
me?” she replies. Read more.
Sometimes humor is the best way to communicate – hobbit air safety talk.
TED lecture topic
playlists – find what you need easily.
sandbag people, at Christmas parties or
branding mistakes that churches make.
The danger of christianese jargon.
Two new sets of free
graphical bible illustrations: Philip in Acts.
How to write an effective speech.
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EBOOKS AND KINDLE
I don’t have a Kindle, but I have Kindle – in the form of free software on
my laptop and smartphone. Amazon don’t make the download pages very easy to
find – here they are:
UK | US | Canada | France | Germany
This will give you access to not only pay-for Kindle books, but also a wide
range of free classics, plus Christian and secular books which are sometimes
offered free, prepublication, or for a limited period. If you follow @Missionaries
on Twitter, you will frequently hear of these free Kindle offers. With the
Kindle player, you can also download and read third-party ePub files.
Check also listing of free ebooks.
Paul Clifford’s excellent new book The Serving Churchs is free on Kindle 11 & 12 December only.
FILM MAKING COMPETITIONS
Competition for makers of short films: enter The Pitch or vote on the
Too late to submit a video short to the Nativity Factor Christmas video competition
this year, but check the winners on 17 December.
14 ways to promote your latest YouTube video.
Wikipedia launches new HTML5 video player to enable video posting in their
Free resources from
Damaris about new Life of Pi film.
Les Miserables movie gives amazing opportunity to demonstrate
redemptive parallels. And coming shortly on that page -
free-to-re-use materials about the film from Damaris and Rusty Wright for
75 years ago, a movie paved the way for all future full-length animations.
What was it?
films of 2012.
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THE WORLD WE LIVE IN
USA was shocked by the Jerry Sandusky affair. Now UK is reeling with the revelation that TV
personality Jimmy Saville was grooming and abusing over a period of 40 years. Malcolm Gladwell explains how people get away with it for
Rusty Wright offers a new outsider-friendly article for republishing, on hope after abuse.
C S Lewis – The
Screwtape Letters (narrated by John Cleese).
Christian Christmas and humor cards you’d not be
embarrassed to share. Un-churchy whimsy by FourEwe.
“The single greatest reason for ministry innovation and a graph I
can’t stop thinking about,” says
Where does your ministry fall in The Four Stages of Mobile Maturity?
NASA can email you when the
space station is overhead.
WRITING AND BOOKS
When travelling to a conference, or anywhere else, how to use a single
carry-on bag and travel light, explains Michael Hyatt.
MAJORITY WORLD AND MISSION
Hesperian’s Where There is No Doctor Safe Pregnancy and Birth mobile app could be vital.
Nigeria and social media – an incredible opportunity. Lagos has a larger population than many countries.
Africa Blog for all lovers of sub-Saharan Africa – news, stories and thoughts.
Bibles and Christian music in Hindi and other Indian languages.
KongUniversity‘s Facebook orientation outreach engages 6000 freshmen.
helps online anonymity.
5 ways to build your brand outside of the church.
UK young people will never
find faith of any kind.
- non-techies look away now
- Five best webcams
- LifeHacker recommendations.
- Five good free FTP programs – TechRepublic
- Create interactive videos online with Mozilla’s PopcornMaker.
- Run PHP in any WordPress post or page.
- Get rid of irritating image backgrounds – use transparency.
- How to duplicate elements using CSS3
- Font-size: why use ems (and not px)?
- Kill the password:
why a string of characters can’t protect us anymore.
- Build mobile web apps with JQuery.
“She had blue skin, and so did he. He kept
it hid, and so did she. They searched for blue their whole life through, then
passed right by – and never knew.” – Shel Silverstein [Source:
Pastor Tim Cybersalt.org ]
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