I’ve been on Path for quite some time now, and there is one feature I’ve been intrigued by since day one. There’s a “Go to Sleep” button that records how long it takes for you to press the “Awake” button, effectively recording how long you sleep on any given night. While Path is recording this time, it’s not possible to do anything else in the app. Could this concept apply to anything other than sleep? Yes, I think so.
I often find myself repeatedly searching for the dimensions to common graphics used on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. I’ve decided to end this pattern by compiling a definitive list on my blog that I will update frequently. I hope you find this useful! Be sure to let me know about any I’m missing so I can add them for future use.
While listening to Michael Hyatt’s Platform yesterday, he helped me make a connection I had not considered before. His book is all about utilizing available resources to create followers who are interested in your product. Your product does not have to be a physical object. In fact, it could be… a sermon. It could certainly be argued that a sermon that strengthens even one person’s faith has not be wasted, and I’d agree with that. It’s a waste, however, if you could have easily strengthened the faith of two people, but you did not take the time to share with the second person who didn’t make it to church that week, or had never attended church before in their life.
Ten days ago, NASA landed a rover on Mars. I was one of the many watching the event streaming live online. What a rush! The live stream was a great way for NASA to connect with people on a more personal level. I breathed a sigh of relief as each step was successful and celebrated once the landing was confirmed. Now that that’s all over, however, how do we keep up with Curiosity and its team?
Technology is bringing about many changes to the way we interact and consume. News is an excellent example of how quickly this change is happening. I’ve transitioned from reading the newspaper at work and watching TV, to using Flipboard, having an optimized Twitter list, and receiving daily headlines from the Huffington Post in my email.
News is continuing to evolve, as can be seen during the events of the Aurora, Colorado shooting on July 20th.Continue reading…
Social media is often used, but rarely used effectively. I often hear complaints about Twitter – why do I need to hear about what you’re having for lunch every day? As it turns out, unless you’re a food critic, the complaints are well-founded. By learning how to use new media, we not only improve our presence online, but also improve the quality of content available online.
One of the best ways to learn is through case studies, so let’s begin by seeing how a church could use new media effectively.Continue reading…
If you’re like me, it’s not hard to get stuck doing a lot of repetitive work that can unnecessarily distract from the task at hand. Lucky for us, tons of time-saving services are being created and improved on a regular basis.
Here are my top five.Continue reading…
It’s possible to create a Twitter account for multiple users without having to share a password, leaving security uncompromised. It’s also free. It even attributes the tweets to the users, whether they have a Twitter account or not. How can this be so? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to achieve these results for yourself.
IFTTT is a simple service that produces some rather incredible results. Because of IFTTT, I can post this blog and it will automatically be shared to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. I also get alerted about incoming rain through text, and new free mp3 albums on Amazon through email.
And this only hints at a few of the thousands of combinations you can create with your services. Continue reading…
I ran into a problem recently. I would read a bunch of posts and share them all on Twitter right away. My followers would get inundated with updates, and usually not at a time that was ideal for them. How was I to continue sharing all of my discoveries without losing all of my followers?