Good Reminders about Social Media

8583949219_f55657573e_zSometimes it’s good to be reminded of things that you kind of already know, especially when it comes to something that’s become as engrained into our daily lives as eating food.

Here are 15 helpful questions to ask yourself about your use of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you’re really convicted, here’s a link to a more indepth examination.

Oh, and “Stop Instagramming Your Perfect Life.”

Photo by Jason Howie. Used with permission. Sourced by Flickr.

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Ready to dismiss Facebook? Not so fast…

Can’t understand the big hoopla? Don’t know why so many young adults and teens are being joined by the middle-aged and retired in the online world hosted by Facebook?

Practice a little empathy by reading one young adult’s perspective.

 

This post is about Facebook, community, Christian living, loneliness and relationships among adults, teens, and young adults.

Challenging you and your teens with Facebook

We hear a lot about why Facebook is dangerous, how it disconnects us from physical relationships, and how it distracts us from more “holy” pursuits. But what if we were more intentional?

Learn how in “Presence, Hospitality, and Facebook” and have a different¬†¬†kind of conversation about Facebook.

A second helpful article on the subject comes from Kristy Quist: “How to Encourage Christ-like Facebook behavior in your kids.”

This post was made with adults, parents, and teens who use Facebook in mind, and is meant to inspire us to view and use the medium in a different way.

Your Online Persona and Your Real Life Person

In this post, Nathan Bierma asks the question, “Should Christians Use Pseudonyms?”

Do your comments, posts, pictures and activities online match the person God is making you to be in the regular world?

This post is intended for adults, young adults and teens, and is a challenge for honesty, integrity and respect on the internet and other forms of technology.