Social media and the need for validation

Twitter Follow Me Bird

I read a where a social media guru recently said something to the effect of, “there are two types of people involved in social media, those who want more followers and those who are lying about it.” With the advent of social media, there is a danger in finding our validation in follower counts. Where should our validation come from?

A Real Sense of Community

Community

A few days ago I read a story about a man with 100,000 Twitter followers who took his own life. I know nothing about his history or the reasons behind the suicide. But I am struck by sadness that none of the 100,000 “friends” was close enough to prevent this tragedy. I often hear that … Read more

A Twitter Milestone

I’m relatively new to Twitter, but I did just passed a milestone. This morning I sent out my 1,000th Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/mhmcintyre/status/65411548939681796 In the grand scheme of things, this is not a huge accomplishment. But I do believe that social media are going to be around for a while and the Church needs to employ them … Read more