Time to unplug?

Nice to see people talking about UNPLUGGING from their social media networks and fasting from blogging. Some of us need to every once in a while, especially us blogaholics. Check out this infograf that my social media network served up to me, while I was wasting time . . . . Thanks Pinterest. Source: cdn.bitrebels.netdna-cdn.com…

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Faith 2.0: Religion on the Internet

Yesterday I listened to the podcasts from Faith 2.0 Religion on the Internet, a conference last week in England about religion on the internet. Jointly sponsored by Tony Blair Faith Foundation and Durham University. The best talk in my opinion is the keynote speech [download here] by Catherine Wybourne, the "invisible nun" from Holy Trinity…

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Google and China

“My fear—for Google and for us—is that the reason they know it’s the Chinese government behind these attacks is because Google gave them the key.” —Douglas Rushkoff, in the Daily Beast. HT: BoingBoing. As Google considers pulling out of China, BBC has a timeline of key events in the checkered history of China’s censorship on…

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Did the online church start in 1985?

SimChurch author Douglas Estes, who participated in our Cyberchurch Symposium earlier this year, suggested the 1985 date for the origin of virtual online church. I asked him about it recently and he responded: “Andrew, Thanks for blogging about SimChurch and taking part in the blog tour. Your question was, “Can you elaborate on the date…

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SimChurch

Douglas Estes releases his book SimChurch which deals with virtual communities and cyberchurch. Douglas came over to London for our Cyberchurch Symposium earlier in the year. Its a good book and a helpful addition to the literature, of which there isn’t a whole lot. A blog tour is connected to the book. Start with Cynthia.…

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The Nines Event for International Viewers

[Screen removed] The Nines is an online event that happens today, which, in case you didn’t realize, is 09/09/09. Leadership Network and Catalyst are behind this FREE event. They have selected a large number of well known speakers and leaders from churches around USA. “THE NINES is a free one-day event that will take place…

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The Virtual Church: Keeping it Real

Today is Mass Blogging Day which has nothing at all to do with a virtual Roman Catholic eucharist but rather is about a number of bloggers writing today about the Web, and in particular its relation to church and mission. Many of us are meeting in LA in September at the Christian Web Conference. Actually,…

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Is the Virtual Church a REAL Church?

Douglas Estes, one of the participants of yesterday’s Cyberchurch Symposium, and who managed to get lost in London twice during our walk [must be a curious fellow] is releasing a book on the Cyberchurch in a few months. He interviewed me for the book and a few questions I just dug up from an old…

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Facebook Facts

10,000 machines run the facebook site 100,000 facebook applications in the UK 100,000,000 facebook users worldwide Mark Zuckerberg talks about Facebook at Future of Web Apps Expo. I dont use facebook very much. I started my account in 2006 because I was speaking at a Fusion student event and this was the way they were…

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Church 2.0 Tour

Greg Atkinson is setting up a Church 2.0 Fall Tour in preparation for a book in the near future on the subject. More on Facebook and DJ Chuang’s blog. Even though you might be getting tired of hearing about EVERYTHING 2.0, and the term is probably only continuing due to the O’Reilly conferences and their…

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Google Insights for Search

Its another wicked cool tool from Google. Their insight for search tool lets you see word searches over time and within geographical regions. The search term “emerging church” for example, has been declining in use since its peak in early 2007 and South Africans come out on top as the top users of this term.…

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Ideas4all – Launches Today

New website launches today called ideas4all.com. Share your ideas or your problems that need a solution. Easy. Teilhard de Chardin would be impressed with the global brain idea. Thanks Patricia for the heads up. I already posted my first idea (sunglasses with camera for streaming live video through phone networks to sites like QIK.com) and…

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Reaching the Online Generation

‘Who is God?’ was one of the top three sentences googled in 2007. says Paul Watson on his new website called Reaching the Online Generation, an initiative of City Team Ministries. My friend Joe Hernandez (formerly NAMB) is with City Team and we will be exploring ways to work together this year. What other good…

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Graphing Social Patterns

Graphing Social Patterns East is a great Web 2.0 conference held over the next few days. I almost came over for it. Really . . . i was THIS close. But hey . . . another time. Watch out for the live-blogging on a new blog platform called Scribble Live. Could be a great app.…

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Bible App – A Bible Quiz

Bible App is a Bible verse quiz and its pretty good. But its really lonely here at the top. Anyone want to challenge me? UPDATE: Actually – its too easy. I am giving up because its nearly midnight and i am getting delirious. Technorati Tags: bible study tools

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5 Web 2.0 Spring Cleaning Projects. Done!

Spring is upon us. Here are a few small Web 2.0 projects that I have managed to get done in the past week. 1. Set up Flock as my default browser. (done). Goodbye Firefox and Safari. Flock has been one of the favourite browsers in my harem but now will become my preferred browser-dashboard, Flickr…

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HTML Email Signature in Apple Mail

Thanks to Josh Brown and the excellent instructions by C. Wess Daniels, I now have an html email signature that works inside Apple Mail. Not as straight forward as it sounds but very rewarding to see my Web 2.0 addictions on display for the world to see. Next step is to add a dashboard with…

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Online Communities and Church 2.0

The sandbox for iGoogle opened yesterday. Should be exciting to see new apps for Google’s Open Social. I am really interested in the idea of spiritual communities launched natively through phone and web apps and I think this one could be a part of the scheme of things. Are you also thinking about online spiritual…

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