Why Teens See Social Media as a Mixed Bag

Why Teens See Social Media as a Mixed Bag

Your teenager or students at your church may have a surprisingly nuanced view of social media’s impact on their lives. A new Pew Research study on American teenagers and social media asked those 13 to 17 years old what platforms they use, how often they’re online, and...
The Oldest, Most Ignored Social Media Command

The Oldest, Most Ignored Social Media Command

Most know the major commandments of social media, even if they often go unspoken. For example, “Don’t feed the trolls” is one of the oldest. Yet, despite it being so well known, people frequently find themselves drawn down into the mud by those who have nothing but...
In Defense of Listicles: 5 Reasons to Create List Posts

In Defense of Listicles: 5 Reasons to Create List Posts

As a writer, I began to despise listicles, the popular internet article organized through numbered lists. Websites like Buzzfeed published clickbait lists about worthless trivia facts that garnered page views and social media shares. Meanwhile, many substantial...
Fake News Spreads Fast, But Why?

Fake News Spreads Fast, But Why?

In 1855, Charles Spurgeon quoted what he called an “old proverb” about the truth and falsehoods: “A lie will go round the world while the truth is pulling its boots on.” That has never been more true than it is today in the digital world. A new study published in...
Which Social Media Platforms Do We Love Most?

Which Social Media Platforms Do We Love Most?

As the world celebrates Valentine’s Day, here are the 11 most beloved social media networks. 1. Facebook (2.129 billion monthly active users) If you’re talking about social media, there’s only one place to start: Facebook. Despite its mammoth size, it continues to...