The End of an Era: Twitter’s 140-Character Limit

The End of an Era: Twitter’s 140-Character Limit

Yesterday afternoon, Twitter announced on its company blog that it is testing 280-character limits with a number of its users. Aliza Rosen, product manager, and Ikuhiro Ihara, senior software engineer, at Twitter wrote: Trying to cram your thoughts into a Tweet –...
Can Facebook Control Its Own Platform?

Can Facebook Control Its Own Platform?

Politicians using Facebook to promote their ideas and win the votes of constituents is nothing new—the practice has existed as long as the platform. But the 2016 presidential election was an entirely different ballgame. Throughout the 2016 presidential election cycle,...
On Christian “Platforming”

On Christian “Platforming”

The last year or so, I have seen an influx of famous Christians pushing back against the idea of Christians having “platforms” or “brands.” Once I push through the irony of famous Christian men and women using their large platforms and well-known brands to decry the...
3 Reasons Pastors Should Be More Active on Social Media

3 Reasons Pastors Should Be More Active on Social Media

Social media is a tool. It is a neutral device that can be used for good or ill depending on the person wielding it. Unfortunately, we are more often interested in the negative stories about social media: how Facebook leads to divorce, how teens use Snapchat to send...
Top 10 Motivations for Using Social Media

Top 10 Motivations for Using Social Media

I love studying social media and social media trends because the way we use social media reveals a lot about us. A few months ago, Smart Insights, a digital marketing company, published an infographic from the GlobalWebIndex detailing the top 10 most common reasons...