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Why I Unliked Your Facebook Page: Top 5 Admin Mistakes

Facebook pages can have great uses for our parishes, and any Facebook user has probably ‘Liked’ a page or two.  As ‘Admins’ of those pages we know we need to get those ‘Likes’ right?  And building the number of those ‘Likes’ is paramount often times for us too.  But have you ever wondered why someone […]

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Cyberbullying: What Parents Need To Know And How To Prevent It

If you weren’t aware, October has been National Anti-Bullying Month.   When I hear the word “bully”, it sometimes seems harmless.  I picture that kid on the movie A Christmas Story.  The truth is that it’s not harmless.  In recent years it’s even been taken to another level with technology to what is now called […]

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Two Great Catholic Uses For Google+ Hangouts

This past year I read a great book by Jennifer Haigh called “Faith”.   The story begins in Boston in the 50’s and I remember this one little part standing out to me.  The Mother in the story gets her rosary, sits next to an open window in her apartment, and participates in a group […]

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Parish Online Communities – Private vs. Public

Parish Online Communities – Private vs. Public

Among the top questions I’m asked when speaking with parishes about private social networks is “Why not just use Facebook”. Public networks like Facebook are extremely popular to say the least. Setting up a company or personal page is easy and free. The ability to reach people and share information is direct and simple. Parishes […]

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Should I Be On One Social Network or Several?: How To Choose a Social Network

I checked in at Google+ this morning and was surprised to see a user post that he just deactivated his Facebook account.  The question that immediately came up for me, “Why would he do that?”  As online social networking is evolving many are left wondering which one to use or use multiple services.  The other […]

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To: The Romans From: St. Paul

As the conversation continues about technology and the Church, those advocating it’s uses encounter a lot of objections.  The objections interestingly seem to be pretty consistent.  It came up again last night in a phone conversation and today online, and a question has been going through my mind for a while now . . . […]

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You Gotta: Understanding Why Tech Makes Sense In Catholic Parishes

I’m sure there are Pastors out there getting the constant barrage of “we gotta be on Facebook”, “we gotta be on Twitter”, “we gotta get a better website”, so forth and so on.  I’m also sure that many Pastors are also similarly asking “Why?” which is where the conversation is often taking a “nose-dive”.  I […]

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The New Facebook: Why I Like It

If you’ve stopped into Facebook within the past week or turned on the news, you’ve probably seen and heard about big changes to the service format and features.  You’ve probably seen opinions that range from extreme displeasure to not knowing what to think.  It seems strange that a free internet service causes such huge stirs […]

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Why Is No One Reading Your Blog: The Importance Of Tagging

There’s been a lot of good discussion on Google+ lately in regards to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Catholics over the last week. Craig Berry then came out with a great post “Catholic SEO: A Failing Grade?”  When it comes to how search engines and discovery works on the internet a lot of people get […]

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Listening To Your Parishioners Through Numbers: Understanding ‘Analytics’

As a manager for over 17 years, numbers have a great deal of importance to me.  The biggest lesson I’ve learned in regards to interpreting data is that numbers “tell a story” and they are a key means to “hearing” your customers.  The great thing about the internet is that a lot of data is […]

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Do You ‘Check In’ at Church? Why You Should

This past weekend me and my wife went away to help our daughter with her move.  I’ve been using Four Square for her for her business for some time now, but she hasn’t played with it  all that much.  She decided to check it out more in depth and found out she could obtain points, stickers, […]

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Call me, email me, Facebook me . . . What?!: Managing Multiple Contact Avenues

Most people today have multiple ways to be contacted.  We have multiple email addresses (personal and work), Facebook accounts, multiple phones (home, work, cell); and it can get confusing how to manage it all.  In fact, it can become so difficult that messages can often go missed.  In essence, we have all these great tools […]

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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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Don’t Take Candy From Strangers: Teaching Kids About The Internet

Don’t Take Candy From Strangers: Teaching Kids About The Internet

Kids should be and shouldn’t be online is an argument that has gone back and forth for a while.  We have all read the reports where this or that bad thing happened.  I personally feel that kids should learn about the internet and have exposure to it.  This is not because I think the internet […]

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To 3G Or Not 3G In a Tablet?

To 3G Or Not 3G In a Tablet?

Ok.  First, I know, there’s 4G also.  This will be about whatever number ‘G’ is available at this particular minute in the tech world since by the time you read this we may in fact be at 10G. Anyway, signal type for the delivery of data over the air is becoming more and more confusing […]

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Why eBooks Matter For Schools

Why eBooks Matter For Schools

There is a lot of talk among legislators, educators, and parents about ebooks in schools (both public and private such as our Catholic Schools)at the k-12 level.  I agree that there are potentially great benefits for improving education as well as huge long-term cost savings.  This is not an easy move either, and in many […]

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Pray Then Post: Responsible Social Networking

Social networking services have added a great many benefit for individuals and organizations. But like anything, these benefits haven’t come without their share of problems and issues for some.

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Go, Tweet It On The Mountain: Understanding How To use Twitter

Go, Tweet It On The Mountain: Understanding How To use Twitter

One of my favorite hymns (especially at Christmas) is “Go Tell It On The Mountain”.  In the olden days, going to a high place and yelling good news was a way to be heard over a large distance.  Compare this to everyone standing in a crowd and just yelling.  You’d never really be heard.  It’s […]

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