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Tuesday Rambling 12.22.15 – Benefits of Social Media

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I’m sure you know of the many downfalls of social media. Today, let me focus on some of the benefits. Yes, social media has its benefits.

  • Connection to people, especially those at a distance.
  • At our 20 year reunion this summer, our class had more meaningful conversations about our lives because of social media.
  • Some use social media to encourage.
  • Social media encouragement can include sharing meaningful quotes or personal greetings.
  • If you’re willing to manage your feed (translated “get the right people into your feed and the wrong people out”) social media can be great source of information.
  • Quotes, articles, challenges, recipes, and ideas can all be freely exchanged.
  • What about humor? When a news item screams to be mocked, social media can help us laugh.
  • Sorry for Steve Harvey, but he took a bath yesterday and many of the jabs were really funny.
  • Why wait for the nightly monologue when you can see funny memes?
  • Social media and spiritual growth: Did I say that?
  • The same medium cursed as addictive and leading us away from God can be used for our growth?
  • If used properly, absolutely. Sermons, podcasts, and articles all provide fodder for growing closer to Christ.
  • I make a feeble effort at providing spiritual encouragement, using social media as pretty much the only promo for my blog. I repeatedly have people tell me they find encouragement in what little I share.
  • Of course social media proves effective for spiritual growth. How much more so for well organized ministries and churches!
  • Any other benefits I’ve forgotten?

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