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Notable Parish Websites

The Parish Website is becoming more and more common.  Most parishioners think the parish needs one, and most Pastors want one.  I’m a firm believer that every parish should have a website.  It’s my firm belief that the parish website’s purpose is to serve as a community hub and 24/7 extension of your parish office. […]

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Really Old Book

When Print Dies: The Legacy of E-Books, Libraries, and DRM

Are e-books sustainable? Can they replace print?

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Google Plus, Facebook Minus

Every time a new social network comes along, the tech enthusiasts begin to ask: could this be the one that unseats Facebook as the king of all social networking?

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Is WiFi Bad for the Environment?

What if the laptops you use to send emails, read the news, peruse shopping deals and even read digital books was somehow responsible for mass deforestation and environmental havoc?

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Font Examples

Inject Personality into Your Web Design with New Fonts

For a while now designers and developers have been experimenting with different types of web font solutions, with the idea of improving the look and feel of a website design, injecting personality and its own identity.

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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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Your Brand’s Social Chatter: How to Find What the Web is Saying

Editor’s Note: This guest post by Frank Eybsen is just as useful and relevant for Church Ministries as it is for business.

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WordPress Features That Are Often Overlooked

WordPress Features That Are Often Overlooked

As you probably know, Wordpress is a robust blogging tool that is quickly becoming a favorite among bloggers. But with such a large offering of features and abilities, there are many that are often overlooked by even long-term users. Here are just a handful of those overlooked features and how you can start using them to boost your blog.

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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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A Catholic Media Sea Change?

A Catholic Media Sea Change?

Last week, the Catholic ‘New Media’ world was abuzz with news that the Vatican had called for an international representation of bloggers to attend a first-ever conference on blogging being hosted in Rome.

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The New Missal Is Coming: Tech Tools To Get The Message Out

The New Missal Is Coming: Tech Tools To Get The Message Out

Over the past year, many have been hearing about the new 3rd addition to the Roman Missal.  The USCCB has done a great job of providing tools and information online.  Some of the great online features are: Website banners Online video explanations of changes Powerpoint Presentations And much more Visit the USCCB page today for […]

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Community Forums Upgraded

Community Forums Upgraded

We’ve completed the overhaul of our community discussion forums – and it’s got some incredible features!

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Lessons From a Minor Twitter Meme

Lessons From a Minor Twitter Meme

This weekend I had the opportunity to watch a Twitter meme blossom right before my eyes. On Friday afternoon, in response to a fellow Catholic who had asked “Can someone give me the link to the Catholic Rules For Twitter? I never read it and apparently missed the rule that joking isn’t allowed,” I replied […]

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Tech Bits: iBreviary For iPad

Tech Bits: iBreviary For iPad

If you have an iPad and are looking for a great Catholic app . . . get iBreviary Pro Terra Sancta.

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Review: Blue Yeti USB Microphone

Review: Blue Yeti USB Microphone

Are you looking to improve the overall quality of your podcasts? While content is still ‘King’, the audio quality is an important factor that should not be overlooked. And while on-board laptop mics have improved in recent years, you really need to be using an external microphone.

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How to Use Google Alerts to Generate Facebook Content

How to Use Google Alerts to Generate Facebook Content

I have a secret weapon I use for our diocesan Facebook page, and it’s Google Alerts. For those who don’t know about it, Google Alerts allows you to set up custom searches in Google and then receive an email whenever a new match occurs. This allows you to discover new content on subjects that interest […]

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