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FREE EBOOK THIS WEEK ONLY – ON SOCIAL NETWORKING
SOCIAL NETWORKING HELP
COMMUNICATING WELL
BEING FOUND ON GOOGLE
CHURCH DIGITAL MINISTRY
MISSIONS
WORLD WE LIVE IN
POPULAR CULTURE
MOBILE PHONE OPPORTUNITIES
TECH TIPS
TAILEND FUN

“Don’t look back. You’re not going that way”


FREE EBOOK THIS WEEK ONLY – ON SOCIAL NETWORKING

Community Wins: 21 Thoughts on Building a Thriving Online Tribe, by Bryan Allain. It’s
a Kindle download, but you don’t need a Kindle to grab it. Just install the free Amazon
Kindle software on your PC or MAC, or their app for smartphones, and you can start your
Kindle library in minutes. (They also offer many free classic books.)

Allain describes it as an action-oriented workbook. If you need to get insights into
connecting with people online and gaining a voice for whatever message you wish to share,
then this highly-recommended book is for you:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/9601

More free books:

Disciples Who Make Disciples:
http://www.exponential.org/2012/10/disciples-who-make-disciples/

How to Start Publishing for Kindle – Today, by Jeff Goins, is free for a short
period:
http://ow.ly/eN9zm

Martin Luther Biography from the Desiring God blog:
http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/martin-luther-biography-free-ebook

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SOCIAL NETWORKING HELP

Know where your community hangs out on social media. Be where they are, not where they
are not:
http://joshburns.net/blog/?p=1943

How to lose friends and alienate people online:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/frankviola/jerk/

How to edit video on YouTube. You don’t need editing software any more:
http://on.mash.to/XzgTiL

Do your friendships, offline or online, reflect God’s heart?
http://www.outreachmagazine.com/features/4995-do-your-friendships-reflect-gods-heart.html

Social Technographics: Where are you on the Forrester Ladder?
http://churchsocmed.blogspot.com/2011/09/social-technographics-climbing.html

How to schedule posts on your Facebook fanpage. Vital for church Facebook pages:
http://bit.ly/VYF9hi

Optimizing a video clip to post into Facebook:
http://bit.ly/X93u1L

Pinerly: the tool for tracking Pinterest Analytics:
http://www.mediabistro.com/10000words/pinerly-the-tool-for-tracking-pinterest-analytics_b15828

10 things church visitors never want to hear:
http://t.co/xGTVqFst

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COMMUNICATING WELL

Why stories matter – telling your story effectively:
http://thewritingwellus.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/stories-matter-telling-your-brand-story.html

Storytelling – what is happening in your brain?
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/9553

Jesus left questions hanging in the air, almost as riddles. But we like to, well, hit
the punchline. Here’s a riddling bumper sticker:
http://www.jonacuff.com/stuffchristianslike/2012/10/the-riddle-bumper-sticker/

5 essential elements of a successful self-published book:
http://www.problogger.net/archives/2012/10/23/5-essential-elements-of-a-successful-self-published-book/

The big list of 100 tools, tips and tricks to work more efficiently online:
http://bit.ly/R3Z4DK

Evangelism Myth Number 8:
http://www.dare2share.org/blog/2012/evangelism-myth-no-8/

Using headlines and subheadings in effective writing and blogging:
http://ow.ly/dKBol

Don’t ask people to register unnecessarily. They hate it:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/9539

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BEING FOUND ON GOOGLE

Google author rank is going to increasingly influence your page rankings. Use it:
http://www.sitepronews.com/2012/10/25/google-author-rank-and-you-what-you-need-to-know/

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CHURCH DIGITAL MINISTRY

The case for a separate guest website for churches:
http://www.churchleaders.com/outreach-missions/outreach-missions-articles/163146-yes-you-need-a-dedicated-guest-website.html

Churches say social networking twice as effective as anything else for engaging with
the wider community:
http://bit.ly/RHDPIE

Review of email list services for churches:
http://www.internettoolboxforchurches.com/church-email-list-services

Five ways churches can use text messaging:
http://symbiota.com/five-ways-churches-can-use-text-messaging/

Internet Outreach: Does being right matter? asks the excellent Internet Toolbox for
Churches:
http://www.internettoolboxforchurches.com/internet-outreach-being-right

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MISSIONS

Lock down your email with SafeGmail’s military-grade encryption:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/safegmail-chrome-extension-pgp-encryption/

The most amazing bible translator I have ever met, says Bill Mounce:
http://www.koinoniablog.net/2012/10/the-most-amazing-translator-i-have-ever-met-monday-with-mounce-161.html

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WORLD WE LIVE IN

2,406 million Internet users in the world – see more details and country by country
analysis:
http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm

China leads the world in total amount of social media users?
http://owl.li/eO9CTs

Interesting demographics and stats on Twitter users:
http://goo.gl/FV0Z1

Christianity isn’t dying, cultural Christianity is, says Ed Stetzer:
http://www.crosswalk.com/church/pastors-or-leadership/christianity-isn-t-dying-i-cultural-i-christianity-is.html

Much encouraged to know that Alistair Cooke’s Letters from America – all 900 – go
online in November:
http://bbc.in/RLgPsU

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POPULAR CULTURE

Damaris commentary on new Bond Skyfall movie:
http://www.damaris.org/content/culturewatcharticles/1460

…and Life of Pi:
http://www.damaris.org/lifeofpi

“Why I Hate Christian Movies,” says Parchment and Pen blog. Agree or disagree?
http://www.reclaimingthemind.org/blog/2012/10/why-i-hate-christian-movies/

Tolkein and The Hobbit – thoughts on the story in preparation for film release:
http://www.eauk.org/idea/tolkiens-world.cfm

Beasts of the Southern Wild movie has released in UK. Can’t wait!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beasts_of_the_Southern_Wild

Is music the food of agape love?
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/9408

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MOBILE PHONE OPPORTUNITIES

Church mobile ministry strategy basics:
http://churchtechtoday.com/2012/10/22/mobile-ministry-initiative/

Can dumb phones grow Facebook in Africa?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/9759485.stm

Share video clips using the Socialcam app:
http://bit.ly/RU7HCb

Siri-like mobile phone tech enables illiterate Nigerians surf Web in local
languages:
http://memeburn.com/2012/10/phone-tech-to-enable-rural-nigerians-to-surf-the-web-in-local-languages/

Still not too late to book for the Mobile Ministry Forum Nov 28-30:
http://www.mobileministryforum.org/mmf-consultation-2012

10 commandments for mobile marketing and communication:
http://t.co/bzFQHcR9

Digital revolution lights up Africa with maps, mobiles, money and markets:
http://t.co/AS4wIrKl

Bible Apps – a comprehensive listing from Mobile Ministry Magazine:
http://mobileministrymagazine.com/bibles-for-mobile-devices/

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TECH TIPS

- non-techies look away now

CSS you can and can’t use in HTML emails:

http://fb.me/20V0v0iYR

Star Wars 3D scrolling text in pure CSS3:
http://www.sitepoint.com/css3-starwars-scrolling-text/

How to download the free image editing program PaintNet:
http://www.effectivechurchcom.com/2012/10/how-to-download-a-free-image-editing-program-paint-net/

How to find an unexpected USB charger in a hotel room:
http://bit.ly/TfXPaI

Five portable antivirus and anti-malware tools to carry with you at all times:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-portable-antivirus-and-antimalware-tools-to-carry-with-you-at-all-times/1572

Where the Internet actually lives – rare photos of Google data-centers:
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/10/where-the-internet-lives-the-first-ever-glimpse-inside-googles-data-centers/

How to create full-page animations using CSS:
http://www.sitepoint.com/how-to-create-full-page-animations-using-css/

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TAILEND FUNNIES

One day a man went to an auction.

While there, he bid on a parrot. He really wanted this bird, so he got caught up in the
bidding. He kept on bidding, but kept getting outbid, so he bid higher and higher and
higher.

Finally, after he bid way more than he intended, he won the bid – the parrot was his at
last!

As he was paying for the parrot, he said to the auctioneer, “I sure hope this parrot
can talk. I would hate to have paid this much for it, only to find out that he can’t
talk!”

“Don’t worry,” said the auctioneer,

“He can talk. Who do you think kept bidding against you?”
[Source: Mikey's Funnies www.mikeysFunnies.com ]

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