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Social Media May Soon Drive More Traffic to Your Website Than Search Engines

Social Media May Soon Drive More Traffic to Your Website Than Search Engines | church and social media | Scoop.it
A new report suggests internet users in the U.S. are looking to sites like Facebook and Twitter to find what they're looking for online.
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Managing Social Media Chatter, Complaints, Conflicts and Crises - Business 2 Community

Managing Social Media Chatter, Complaints, Conflicts and Crises - Business 2 Community | church and social media | Scoop.it
RT @Gircys: Managing Social Media Chatter, Complaints, Conflicts and Crises - Business 2 Community http://t.co/xVGkR6fHdb
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I think most of these work for churches and faith-based/mission driven organizations too; not just businesses. What do you think?

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How To Improve Your Social Media Skills In 30 Minutes A Day - Edudemic

How To Improve Your Social Media Skills In 30 Minutes A Day - Edudemic | church and social media | Scoop.it
Whether you're a social media expert, beginner, or somewhere in between, this has some awesome tips to help you improve your social media skills and more.
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10 Rules of Internet

10 rules of Internet: Anil Dash's pointed humor http://t.co/UzkeBXWIEm #nonprofit #outreach #activism #nptech #sm4np #leadership
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Several of these translate to faith communities. Especially #8
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11 Biggest Social Media Disasters of 2012

11 Biggest Social Media Disasters of 2012 | church and social media | Scoop.it
A look back at the biggest blunders brands made on social media this year.

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It's not all as easy as pie...

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Your content strategy should also drive the technology you use - The Content Matrix


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Social Media: Choosing the right channels

Social Media: Choosing the right channels | church and social media | Scoop.it
Are you new to social media or thinking about joining a new channel? In the midst of likes, tweets, pins and pluses, it can be overwhelming to digest what’s p
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Public Schools Must Embrace Social Media | Joel Gagne

Public Schools Must Embrace Social Media | Joel Gagne | church and social media | Scoop.it
The disrupted digital status quo introduces compelling new opportunities for schools. Central to the ongoing digital revolution of the past two decades is a clear lesson.
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Social workers should use social media to challenge public perceptions - The Guardian

Social workers should use social media to challenge public perceptions - The Guardian | church and social media | Scoop.it
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Social workers should use social media to challenge public perceptions
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Whenever social media is discussed in the context of social work, it mainly conjures up images of confidentiality breaches and disciplinary hearings.
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Religious leaders increasingly take to Twitter, Facebook - Pensacola News Journal

Religious leaders increasingly take to Twitter, Facebook - Pensacola News Journal | church and social media | Scoop.it
Religious leaders increasingly take to Twitter, Facebook
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He also uses social media, mostly Twitter, to share. Share thoughts on the upcoming college football season. To share Bible verses.
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The Social Media Gospel: A Q&A with Digital Strategist Meredith Gould

The Social Media Gospel: A Q&A with Digital Strategist Meredith Gould | church and social media | Scoop.it
In July 2011, she founded the Twitter-based ecumenical Church Social Media Chat (#ChSocM), a popular weekly online conversation where people from across denominations explore timely issues and share advice about ...
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Great, foundational guide to using social media for your church or faith-based nonprofit.

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35 Social Media Questions for Every Church - ChurchMag

35 Social Media Questions for Every Church - ChurchMag | church and social media | Scoop.it
As I begin on my journey as social media manager for my church, my first question was "Where do I start?" Here are 35 questions every church should ask.
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Part 1: Teens and Social Media Use | Pew Internet & American Life Project

Part 1: Teens and Social Media Use | Pew Internet & American Life Project | church and social media | Scoop.it
Part 1: Teens and Social Media Use | Pew Internet & American Life Project (RT @kzickuhr: Among teen social media users, 81% say they use Facebook most often.
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Social Media May Soon Drive More Traffic to Your Website Than Search Engines

Social Media May Soon Drive More Traffic to Your Website Than Search Engines | church and social media | Scoop.it
A new report suggests internet users in the U.S. are looking to sites like Facebook and Twitter to find what they're looking for online.
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The Art of Creating a Community

The Art of Creating a Community | church and social media | Scoop.it
Creating a community is the new hot trend that’s been around for decades, Google+ reinvented it with the launch of communities in January of this year. For me the concept of “community
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Four Easy Ways to Create Quote Graphics for Facebook and Pinterest

Four Easy Ways to Create Quote Graphics for Facebook and Pinterest | church and social media | Scoop.it
People love to share quotes and they are a powerful way to share your thoughts, beliefs, moods, and excerpts from your programs and content.
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How to manage all those content channels

How to manage all those content channels | church and social media | Scoop.it
Seems like everyone is talking about content lately. OK, let’s face it, it’s not just lately, you’ve known for a while that you should have a blog and your small business should be using social media.
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Social Media For Church Leaders — The Absolute Beginner's Guide ...

Social Media For Church Leaders — The Absolute Beginner's Guide ... | church and social media | Scoop.it
Virtually all church leaders know that we are living in the age of the Internet and intuitively realize that social media brings with it great potential for furthering the cause of Christ. Unfortunately many of those leaders have not ...
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How Social Media Saved Our Church

How Social Media Saved Our Church | church and social media | Scoop.it

I didn’t become a blogger until I had no choice. It was the only way I could help my church survive. A journalist by training, I have worked in publishing as a graphic artist for 30 years—good basic credentials.


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Social Media's Impact on the Church | Catholic Tech Talk |Catholic ...

Social Media's Impact on the Church | Catholic Tech Talk |Catholic ... | church and social media | Scoop.it
I received an email from my Archbishop about a week ago. You can read the text of the letter here in blog form, http://www.archmil.org/Our-Faith/Blogs/Archbishop-Listecki/JEL-20130626.htm. The contents of the email and ...
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How the Church Uses Social Media | Social Media Today

How the Church Uses Social Media | Social Media Today | church and social media | Scoop.it
Many churches and ministries have set up a Facebook page as they look to connect with and strengthen their own communities and reach those outside the walls of the Church. They often do so with high hopes, and ...
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A Social CEO is a Trusted CEO | Social Media Today

A Social CEO is a Trusted CEO | Social Media Today | church and social media | Scoop.it

It’s now more evident than ever that CEOs who don’t engage in social media, may as well be conducting their business in a cave....

 

...CEOs and their executives ride shotgun in setting the cultural tone of the organization. Simply put, participation in social media promotes the use of social technology, which can only increase its competitive edge in adapting to technological market changes. Having a transparent and open organizational culture is imperative in establishing an effective social media strategy; it gives everyone a clear and common focus to tailor to the needs of the social consumer – a fact that escapes a lot of today’s CEOs.

 

BrandFog 2012 CEO Survey concerned this exact topic and reproduced some baffling results:

- 82% of respondents were said to be more likely to trust a company whose CEO actively engages on Social Media.

- 77% of respondents were recorded to be more likely to buy from a company whose mission and values are defined through their leaderships’ involvement in Social Media....


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Pastors and Executive Directors: this applies to you too!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:11 PM

So, to the authors question -- what the heck are they waiting for?

Peter Wilkinson www.peter.uk.com's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:30 PM

The CEO needs to lead the social media business change inside the company!

Juliana M.'s curator insight, July 23, 2013 3:31 PM

My main interest is in numbers, that are shown in the article