January 25, 2011

Obsessed with Facebook

Filed under: marketing,Media — Neil @ 6:53 am

From ChurchCrunch

December 14, 2010

Goodbye Email

Filed under: Media,Videos — Neil @ 4:00 pm

I found this video while doing some research in preparing for a talk to teens on the topic of social media.  For the article that goes along w/ the video click here.

I’d personally be ok if the forward & reply all options were eliminated from email.

December 9, 2010

Filed under: Media,Sports — Neil @ 11:22 am

If more newspaper articles were written like this I’d pay for them.  Too many of the news stories are nothing more than copy/paste of someone else’s work or of the writer’s twitter updates from the day before.

It’s a well written article & if you like football it’s well worth your time to read how a coach may be redefining how it is practiced & played.

December 6, 2010

Fast Times at Woodside High

Filed under: Media,parenting,Videos,Youth Ministry — Neil @ 3:00 pm

Very interesting videom from the NY Times on teens, technology, parenting & schools.

December 5, 2010

How The World Is Using Cellphones

Filed under: Media — Neil @ 7:00 am

from Mashable

August 23, 2010

Facebook Places Privacy Issues

Filed under: culture,Media,parenting,Uncategorized,Youth Ministry — Neil @ 10:16 am

Last week I began working on a post concerning Facebook Places.  I was looking for information primarily for parents so that they could help their teen make wise choices regarding sharing their physical location w/ all of their “friends.”  In the midst of my research I discovered Adam Mclane’s post on the same topic.  I’ve copied & pasted from him the info regarding how to adjust your privacy settings, but I suggest you go & read his entire blog post.

How to Adjust Privacy Settings

Step one: Go to the Privacy Settings tab in your account settings. Here’s the link. This is an overview of all of your general settings.

Step two: Click on “Customize Settings.

Step three: Scroll down to “Places I Check In To” and click “Customize.” This will bring up a box where you can select exactly who you want to see where you check in at. If you just want to play with it to get used to it, but don’t want other people to see it, change it to “Only Me.” Changing it to “Only Me” is as private as it gets if you want to check in places. You’ll notice you can also block specific people from seeing where you check in at. Think about who you want to block specifically and list them there. When you are done click “Save Setting” and you are done with this step.

Step four: Enable or disable the “Here Now” feature. If this whole thing creeps you out, I’d suggest disabling this setting. But also keep in mind that if you want any of the cool freebies that retailers/restaurants may come up with for checking it, you’ll need to keep this enabled. (I’ve gotten plenty of free stuff by checking in via Yelp and even Twitter.)

Step five: Scroll down to “Friends can check me in to Places.This is probably the feature that will get the most people in trouble and will make people the most angry. Say you sit down for lunch at work with a co-worker. You check in and you tag that person as being with you. Now, if you didn’t have that persons permission, all of their friends know that they have checked in at a place because that check in posts to their wall. Also, if they haven’t adjusted their settings in step four, now anyone on Facebook at that location can know they are there. On the other hand, if you feel good about your selections on step three than this is no big deal.

Done. You can go back to your profile, having adjusted your Places privacy settings to your liking.

If you’d like to watch a video from facebook describing much of this same information click here.

June 8, 2010

This Made Me Laugh

Filed under: leadership,marketing,Media — Neil @ 7:00 am

As much as I love Apple products this made me laugh.  The above picture is of Apple’s email to me announcing the new iPhone.  Apple sends emails that aren’t viewable on their own products.  It’s just a reminder that none of us get it right all of the time.

Don’t worry I’ve already begun trying to convince Amanda on why I need the new iPhone.

May 18, 2010

My iPhone Apps

Filed under: Media — Neil @ 7:00 am

What app am I missing that I need to add?

May 14, 2010


Filed under: culture,Media — Neil @ 1:00 pm

From Mashable

May 13, 2010

This Generation

Filed under: culture,Media,parenting,Uncategorized,Videos,Youth Ministry — Neil @ 4:12 pm

produced by Student Life

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