Twitter. Vod:Pod. WordPress. Tiny URLs. Should I be ashamed to admit that I had heard of none of these prior to 2008? It’s a challenge to keep up with technology these days, but I’m having a ton of fun trying! One of the things I hugely appreciate about these utilities is their ability to interact with one another. It may be a small thing, but I’m grateful that Twitter sends facebook my ‘status’ so I don’t need to type it twice. I love how easily Vod:Pod integrates YouTube videos to my WordPress blog. And I laugh at the thought of how incomprehensible my last couple of sentences would be to someone unfamiliar with the internet!
Seriously though, as I continue to anticipate the September 7 launch of The Well, I confess that I have leaned heavily upon these internet resources to help ‘get the word out.’
In particular, this blog has been the ‘hub’ of information for my ministry endeavours and theological musings, since it is more accessible than the task specific utilities. Recently, on facebook, I added the Blog Networks application in an effort to give this blog more exposure. If you enjoy this blog, and if you are a facebook user, I’d be grateful for your ‘adding my blog’ at http://apps.facebook.com/blognetworks/blogpage.php?blogid=5108.
If you are interested in our ministry, The Well, I have a few links to recommend:
You may have noticed that I’ve posted some new videos using Vod:Pod (right side of blog). You can track the videos I add through a ‘following’ function that is similar to Twitter. If you’ve ever spent ridiculous hours searching through YouTube for quality videos you can appreciate how much easier it will be to find videos through tracking folks with similar tastes on Vod:Pod.
After saying all that, I still feel like I’m scratching the surface here. May be you can help. Got a useful utility to recommend? How about a facebook application? Or a YouTube video?
Sorry to cut this short; time to update my twitter status!