Exploring the Intersections of Faith and Life

from September 11, 2008
Facebook – more than social networking

Do you have a facebook page? If not, you might want one after reading this. I got on facebook this summer, and am still discovering all kinds of resources there. For example, presbymergent has a facebook page, and you can take part in conversations there. Our moderator, Bruce Reyes-Chow has a facebook page, and some group pages, and you can keep up with his activities around the church and his thoughts as he travels.

There’s groups for new pastors, groups for people thinking about leadership, for people wanting to talk about the Presbyterian church, and of course, groups for people who love dogs 🙂

One of the things I’ve enjoyed with facebook is that it is an easy way to keep in touch with people. You can update during the day what you’re doing, and read what your friends are doing, and it’s amazing how such a little thing helps build relationships.

Some people are using facebook simply to keep in touch with their kids. Others use it to keep connected with the church young adults as they go away to college. I’ve used it to find college friends I haven’t seen since college.

The sky really is the limit for how you can use it. It can be a great tool when you spend a little time learning about the opportunities it presents. But warning – it can also be a great time waster, if you get too caught up in street race!

Check it out. You’ll have to set up your own page first, and then “friend” me. I’ve learned most of what I know about facebook by visiting my friends’ pages and seeing what they’re doing.


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