Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly

Steve Salyards has the skinny on the Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly that starts today. Interesting to see the amount of social media used.

“If you have not picked up on the buzz, the excitement level is rising for the annual National Youth Assembly of the Church of Scotland which begins on Friday in Dundee. Among the blogs that I follow, Stewart Cutler and Margaret McLarty seem particularly excited and I kind of wish I could be there too. I look forward to what they have to say after the event, and they are both presenters in workshops. This annual youth event has its own blog, wiki, and its Twitter keyword is NYA2008. No traditional web site that I can find so it sounds like a very Web 2.0 event. Lots of Twitter. Pictures on flickr?”

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  • Hi Andrew. The social media stuff was a bit of an experiment to illustrate a social media debate stream. We used a wiki to plan the event, one to inform delegates and twitter to expand the conversations. It all worked pretty well. Lessons to be learned but the Youth Assembly decided that the Church of Scotland should explore social media seriously and that churches should have access to training in websites and support similar to the URC’s iChurch project

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