April 24, 2009

Twitter. Let’s be honest, it sounds like birdwatching.  It’s not. Twitter is a free social media utility for staying connected to people especially when you can’t be at your computer or on the phone.  Wikipedia describes it this way: “social networking and micro-blogging service, that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets) which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.

Twitter is the fastest, easiest way to communicate with a huge group of people. Imagine being able to send a text message to every member of your family, ministry team, youth group or even the whole church! It doesn’t require typing in every single number, or even email address. It’s just one text to one number that goes out to anyone else on twitter who has chosen to “follow” your updates. Think of the status message component on Facebook in the form of a text message. 

Twitter, like any communication device, can be very meaningful in ministry. It may not increase the size of your ministry, but it could certainly help make it more efficient. It is much easier to understand how Twitter works than it is to understand why Twitter should matter to you. The best way to learn about twitter is to see how real people are using it.

Check out these examples:

My Twitter:

” … but that really doesn’t do it

Someone else you may have heard of:

An Average College Student:

A daily devotional being tweeted: 

For a more detailed explanation, check out this

article on 

 Twitter Why it matters to you

and the accompanying video.

Twitter really is a great ministry tool, and it’s just catching on. If you move quick, you may actually

be ahead of your students on this one. ;-)

Article- taken from WOL etransfer: Click Here

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