Tuesday, May 24, 2016

#ChSocM chat: WWJD (What Would Jesus Design)

The Topic: Graphics-a-go-go.

This week's (05/24/16) chat moderated by Beth Felice (@bfelice)

Topics:
T1a: your current most used font
T1b: font Jesus' words should be set in
T1c: font Jesus would choose
T2: Does legibility-readability trump design? #chsocm
T2a: Any good social media specific ADA checking sites you use, like the old Bobby?
T3: Images fill in the blank: I ________ use stock photos.
T3a: Share one stock photo triumph or disaster....
T4: We often have to find images to represent/complement theology. How do you brainstorm finding these?
T4a: Cliche images--do you steer clear? try to frame them in a fresh way? try to localize them?



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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

#ChSocM: Online Community Development

The Topic: Online communities start somewhere and they go somewhere too. 

This week's (05/17/16) chat moderated by Meredith Gould / @MeredithGould (using @chsocm)

Topics:
T1: What are key signs that an online community has developed?
T2: How do those signs differ from those for face-to-face community development?
T3: What needs to be in place for online community to flourish?
T3a: How long is a fair trial for a new #chsocm space? What % of community reach is a success?
T4: What needs to be in place for online community to be *sustainable*?
T5: How will  you know when online community is done or complete?
T6: You're charged with writing a position description for an online community mgr. What does it include?



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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

#ChSocM chat: Let It Goooooooo

The Topic: When, why, and how to step away from #chsocm projects

This week's (05/10/16) chat moderated by Beth Felice / @bfelice

Topics:
T1: Back to that noodle on the wall to start a #chsocm project. Have you ever? Would you never? No wrong answers
T2: In the early #chsocm days we “sat on the real estate” as new media channels emerged, claiming a name. Valid now?
T3: St.Swithun’s is on Twitter!Rather the deacon & 1member after 1yr and 3 tweet workshops. Keep the account?
T3a: How long is a fair trial for a new #chsocm space? What % of community reach is a success?
T4: Might you share a great #chsocm you created that never took off? Ahead of its time? Let it go? Mothballed?
T5: You’ll discontinue the account. Keep an archive, a record of what was tried and accomplished?



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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

#ChSocM chat: Privacy and Copyright

The Topic: What you use, why you use it, and what to keep an eye for when you share those images.

This week's (05/03/16) chat moderated by Melinda Mitchell / @revmindi

Topics:
T1: What guidelines for privacy and/or copyright on #chsocm has your denomination/governing body provided?
T2: How often do you check your website and #chsocm for privacy and/or copyright violations?
T3: What sources do you use for images, music, video etc. for #chsocm?
T3a: How do you check for copyright/user rights for photos, music, etc. posted to #chsocm?
T3b: Anyone pay a service to show video clips or music?
T4: Final thoughts? Suggestions? Other resources we haven't discussed? Any questions you have that you want to ask?



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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

#ChSocM chat: Planning for Late Spring and Summer

The Topic: The Next Season starts..right now.

This week's (04/26/16) chat moderated by Regina Heater / @reckshow

Topics:
T1: How has social & digital media enabled you to experience God’s creation?
T2: Images help connect us to beauty around the world & in our own yard. What tools do you use to create/share images?
T3: Maybe this begs the question: not just how but why should we support local groups taking care of earth?
T4: Show&Share time! Can you share an example/link of a way you’ve used #chsocm to share natural beauty/creation?
T4b: What kind of response do you get when you share posts about caring for creation or God’s creatures?
T5: Let's talk hashtags. What #s can you use for Earth Day to connect your story to the story around you.
T6: Has your parish #CreationCare min used #social to garner excitement about their ministry? Why/Why not?


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

#ChSocM chat: #chsocm for #CreationCare

The Topic: Spring has sprung, & Friday is #EarthDay! How can we use social media to care for creation? 

This week's (04/19/16) chat moderated by Carolyn Clement / @singingcarolyn

Topics:
T1: How has social & digital media enabled you to experience God’s creation?
T2: Images help connect us to beauty around the world & in our own yard. What tools do you use to create/share images?
T3: Maybe this begs the question: not just how but why should we support local groups taking care of earth?
T4: Show&Share time! Can you share an example/link of a way you’ve used #chsocm to share natural beauty/creation?
T4b: What kind of response do you get when you share posts about caring for creation or God’s creatures?
T5: Let's talk hashtags. What #s can you use for Earth Day to connect your story to the story around you.
T6: Has your parish #CreationCare min used #social to garner excitement about their ministry? Why/Why not?


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

#ChSocM chat: #StillEaster

The Topic: To many Easter is just one day but for the rest of us, the work continues. How do you keep the momentum of Easter going online?

This week's (04/12/16) chat moderated by Kwame Pitts / @SpiritualGypsy

Topics:
T1: When folks are waning and falling back into the shadows of the norm, how do we keep the spirit of Easter alive?
T2: What would Easter Sunday look like instead of or including a sermon, we shared &witnessed publicly the resurrection in our lives
T3: What does that mean “Now the work begins?” to you and your ministry? Are you embarking on anything new with regards to public ministry or advocacy in the spirit of Easter?
T4: New season, new tools. What new SM tools are essential in the here and now, with this public ministry in Easter?


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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

#ChSocM chat: Crowdsourcing (to a new level)

The Topic: After the Alleluias - Crowdsourcing (to a new level). Let's learn from each other!

This week's (04/05/16) chat moderated by Jason Chesnut / @crazypastor

Topics:
T1: Outside of any specifics, what makes for a good, powerful online presence for a faith community? (In your opinion.)
T2: What’s the one thing that you see on a ministry’s social media profile that is an immediate deal-breaker for you?
T3: What have you found the most difficult in cultivating your *own* online ministry presence?
T4: How about deal-makers in #chsocm? What are the best examples you’ve seen of a ministry’s online presence? What excites you?
T5: (bonus) What examples of ministry content have you seen that might be so bad they…make Jesus weep? ;)


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