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26 August 2009

Social Media: A veritable bay of profundity or a big bag of babbling jibber-jabber

I am approaching 1000 blog posts here on Big Ear Creations. This is 998. The value, depth and security of this social media revolution we've found ourselves in has been questioned and mistrusted right from the start. But the fact that social media has distinctively changed how our culture communicates, purchases, interacts, chooses and thinks... is undeniable and therefore cannot be ignored or left "unworked".




I'm not sure we are even close to being able to piece together where all the chips will fall when the dust of this revolution settles. My current profession (mainstream radio) is a jump ball. Last night on the George Snuffleupagus Show, "The Smashing Pumpkins" talked (quite "vehemently" I'd say) about how even the most cutting edge thinkers in the music are still trying to piece together what the new reality is. But one thing is for sure. The old is gone.

There are days where it all just seems like a big bag of babbling jibber-jabber. But then again... just yesterday is just my travels of Facebook, Twitter and Blogs... I was exposed to a veritable bay of profundity. In just one day... these are words of wisdom that I've been enriched by that I didn't know the day before.

"God moments are not moments when God shows up. He is always there. God moments are those moments when we show up."
@MarkBatterson

"The question is not, Are people leaving? The question is, WHO is leaving? You choose who you lose"
@johncmaxwell

"The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know"
Napoleon Bonapart via Steve Straza

"In the average church= Only 10% of members serve in ministry, 50%wont, but 40% say"Ive never been asked or don't know how" Go after them!

@RickWarren

"Sometimes I wonder why people ask hard questions based on the Bible yet don’t want to hear the hard answer based out of the Bible."
codyknutson.com

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
Mother Teresa

“You can only come to the morning through the shadows.” -
J.R.R. Tolkien
from @JesusNeedsNewPR


Let me quote Phil Vischer from his "Platform Agnostic" discussion from the other day:

"As Christians, we need to be platform agnostic: "No, I am not in the tv business or the internet business. I am in the content business." We need to get our content out in as many ways as possible: iTunes, Hulu, YouTube, Comcast Video on Demand, etc. There are so many ways to transmit storytelling and teaching into a household, you can't say there is one way. They are all how we can reach people"

Perfect? Nope.
Big? Yep.
Important? Heck yes... because people are there... LOTS of them.


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