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Brandon Vogt

Interview with Brandon Vogt, author of “Church and New Media”

The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet (Our Sunday Visitor, August 2011) is a new book by Brandon Vogt that reveals the benefits, dangers, and potential of new media. It covers many of today’s most popular digital tools including blogs, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, podcasts, text messaging, and interactive websites.

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Google+

Google+ Observations and Predictions

After Google’s previous social networking failures – Buzz & Wave – I was a tad skeptical when I received an invite to join Google+. Still, I kept an open-mind, filled out my profile and dove in.

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CTT Podcast 005 – CatholiCon Expo 2011

Skype interview with Father Chris Decker and Joshua LeBlanc. We discuss the upcoming CatholiCon Expo.

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How should Catholics comment?

Suggestions on how Catholics should engage in online discussions.

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Yammer

Yammer: It’s like Facebook, but for work

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter can be a tricky business in a ‘workplace’ environment.

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5 Free Mac Apps to Increase Productivity

5 free Mac apps worthy of your workflow.

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Lisa Johnston

8 Questions with Catholic Videographer, Lisa Johnston

The Archdiocese of St. Louis is hosting a Eucharistic Congress, June 24 – June 26. To promote the event, they launched a website, and also produced an impressive video (see below) that demonstrates the potential of multimedia in the work of evangelization. The videographer, Lisa Johnston, has a background in photojournalism and has her own […]

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Warhol Sunburst

Sunbursts have jumped the shark

Six months ago I loved the use of sunbursts in graphic design. Now I loathe them. They’re everywhere. Trust me, now that you know what to look for, you’ll see them everywhere to.

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Casio Commando

Review: The Casio G’zOne Commando – A rugged Android for rough environments

If hiking an unexplored mountain trail sounds more exciting to you than sipping a latté in the urban jungle – the Casio G’zOne Commando from Verizon is the smartphone for you.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Mobile Marketing

Work with people who are in a state of denial about mobile? Show them this…

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The 5 Best Diocesan Websites

Looking for some inspiration? Here are the 5 best looking and designed websites across the U.S.

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XOOM and Thunderbolt close the gap on iPad and iPhone

I am a Mac fanboy. For almost 2 years, I’ve been happily swiping away on my iPad and iPhone, with no interest for the tidal wave of Android-powered smartphones and tablets flooding the market. Then 2 weeks ago, the Verizon XOOM and Thunderbolt landed on my desk for review.

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light bulb

What the LAMP stack is, and why every blogger and website operator should know about it

LAMP is an acronym for the Open-Source software applications Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP – probably the most common website ‘stack’ platform on the Web. If you are a serious blogger or operate a website, it’s worthwhile to be familiar with them.

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CTT Podcast 004 – Interview with Jeff Geerling

Skype interview with Jeff Geerling, past director of web development at the Archdiocese of St. Louis and current Chief Technology Officer at www.FlockNote.com.

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CTT Podcast 003 – Interview with Father Nels Gjengdahl

CTT Podcast 003 – Interview with Father Nels Gjengdahl

Interview with Father Nels Gjengdahl, Priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Discussion of social media use in the Catholic Church.

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New Constant Contact Campaign Tool – Simple Share

New Constant Contact Campaign Tool – Simple Share

Overall, I’ve been pretty satisifed with Constant Contact as an e-mail campaign tool. It’s simple to use, and has a nice selection of features. One of the recent tools they’ve offered, is the ability to put social sharing links at the top of the e-mail, which encourages dissemination.

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CTT Podcast 002 – Crafter TG-200H Headstock Tuner

CTT Podcast 002 – Crafter TG-200H Headstock Tuner

Short video review of the Crafter TG-200H Chromatic Headstock Tuner

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Finding Catholic Church Locations

Finding Catholic Church Locations

Looking for a Catholic Church? While technology has made this job much easier, it’s still a difficult task. In 2006, the USCCB reported that there were 18,992 parishes in the United States. Considering that new parishes are constantly being built, and older ones are closing or merging, it’s an enormous challenge keeping track of all this information.

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