Videos are a great way to connect with visitors to your website and nearly everyone has a powerful video camera in their pocket–their smartphone. With a little practice and these few tips you can create great footage for your website. In addition to livening up your website, videos are also a great way to connect to […]
This video came out last year, so I’m a bit late in sharing this. But it illustrates how social networks affect our interactions and expectations of others—and why they might make us lonelier. Granted, there are a lot of generalizations made, but it’s worth watching. We’re expecting more from technology, and less from each other. After watching […]
This past week, Instagram launched their video-sharing tool that rivals Vine, the Twitter-promoted video app. My first reaction to this was hesitation, thinking that companies will start video-gramming their ads and my news feed will turn into commercials. But then I realized how fantastic this tool could be for churches. Here are three main reasons churches need to […]
When a parish is ready to start incorporating video footage into their homepage, it seems like their first instinct is to record the Sunday homily, post it to YouTube, and embed the video on their site. Personally I’m not a huge fan of this, I’d rather see videos that urge viewers to come to Mass—to […]
You’ve probably heard about the potential benefits for your parish. You’ve read about it here. You’ve heard me say it. Even some Bishops are tweeting. The Facebook thing looks great. Google+ looks interesting. So you and the Pastor decide to give it a go. You set up all the accounts, do your customization, you tweet, you […]
We often say that Church needs to utilize Social Media to better connect with the youth of today as well as reach out to anyone interested in learning more. Well, I couldn’t of found a better example of leveraging Social Media this week than Busted Halo’s Sacraments 101 series on YouTube. This series does two […]
The biggest story this week was probably the release of IOS5 and the iPhone4S. So, here are a few more delicious Mac morsels to munch on.
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 […]
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 […]
As I talk with Catholics working in parishes, Catholic schools, and diocesan offices about social media, people often tell me that they don’t “get” Twitter and how it can be used. This is a short video explaining how I personally use Twitter in my work on behalf of the Church.
Short video review of the Crafter TG-200H Chromatic Headstock Tuner
Ever since the iPhone 3Gs came along, the Apple iPhone has been producing usable video and taking decent photos. The iPhone4 definitely improves upon it’s predecessor and the rumours surrounding the iPhone5 certainly sound intriguing.
At my day gig, we’re celebrating our 100th anniversary on January 7th, 2011. In honor of that, we’re holding a little shindig and I was asked to put together a video displaying some of the features of our websites.