Tuesday, March 24, 2015

#ChSocM Chat Transcript: Assuaging Fear and Encouraging Engagement via Social Media

Fear, Moses, Loving thy neighbor, and more. 

This week's chat moderated by Neal Fischer (@nealffischer)

T1: Why is there so much fear of #chsocm?
T1a: What steps do you take to assuage these #chsocm fears?
T2: You have gone to the mountaintop with Moses. When you come down with the tablets, what are the 10 #chsocm commandments?
T3: What are some things your congregation gains by having an active and engaged online presence? T3a: What steps are you taking to increase activity and engagement on #chsocm?
T4: What are some functions Facebook could serve in your ministry? #
T5: As #chsocm becomes more visual, what are some ideas for getting started with video?
Any final tweets of inspiration?

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

#ChSocM Chat Transcript: Starting from Zero and Getting to Awesome with Social Media

We considered the case of an outreach ministry
serving the poor without (yet) having a website,
social media accounts, or even a smartphone.

This week's chat moderated by Regina Heater (@reckshow)

T1 What’s the first step?
T2 What is the bare minimum information the website should have?
T3 What's the first thing they should do with the new FB page?
T3a What should their FB Cover Photo be? Profile Pic?
T4 How should our org use #chsocm to build connections w/ the community?

T5 If you can only do one #chsocm thing a week, what do you do?

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

#ChSocM Chat Transcript: Peeking Into and Predicting the Future of Digital Ministry

We chatted about what's coming in social and digital media,
and what that might mean for our work in church social media. 

This week's chat moderated by Carolyn Clement (@singingcarolyn)

T1: What are you using #chsocm to do this week?
T2: A recent study showed that 60% of internet traffic is already mobile! What does that mean for us?
T3: The future in social/digital includes MONEY! Mobile payments, bitcoin, "buy now" option...How will this impact us?
T4: Also coming in strong: the Internet of Things. Wearable Tech. More than just fitness trackers and smartwatches. In what ways might the Internet of Things and wearable tech impact our #chsocm efforts?
T5:  Private messaging apps: Snapchat, Whisper, YikYak, WhatsAll, etc. are all growing in use and popularity. Will we use them with #chsocm? How?
T6: Social/digital changes at a rapid-fire pace. Anyone have any tips or thoughts on how to keep up?

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

#ChSocM Chat Transcript: Creating and Sustaining Online Community

Tonight we chatted about online communities. 
Defined as: Communities created, built, and sustained online.

This week's chat moderated by Meredith Gould (@meredithgould)

T1: Within which online communities do you actively participate? Name names/hashtags!
T1a: Approximately how much time (weekly) do you engage w/peeps in your online communities? T2: How, if at all, do church/faith online communities differ from secular ones?
T2a: What would you hope would be different?
T3: What makes an online community work well?
T3a: How, exactly, do you interact in between chats?
T4: What seems to undermine online community success?
T5: When is it time for an online community to disband?
Bonus: So, how’s your Lenten journey so far?

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

#ChSocM Chat Transcript: Social Media and All Things Sermon-related-ish

All things sermon-related-ish: 
observations, opinions, advice, snark!

This week's chat moderated by Jason Chesnut (@crazypastor)

T1: What makes/breaks a sermon, in your experience?
T2: When you’re listening: how can we incorporate #chsocm while a sermon is happening?
T3: When you’re preaching a sermon: how can we use #chsocm to prepare/give a sermon?
T4: Give us a tweet sermon right now - 140 characters that conveys a gospel message, in some way. #GetCreative
T5: If you were going to tell someone why you would engage social media before/during/after a sermon, what would you say?

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Learning from @Google and applying to #chsocm

Tonight’s topic: What can @Google teach us about #chsocm? 

Tonight's chat moderated by Neal F. Fischer (@nealffischer)

10 things @Google has found to be true.

T1: 1: Focus on the user and all else will follow. What are you doing to ensure the best user experience for your #chsocm efforts?
T2: 5: You don’t need to be at your desk to need an answer. How are you making #chsocm easier to use on mobile devices?
T3: 8: The need for information crosses all borders. What borders are you trying to cross with #chsocm? (Language? Ecumenical? etc.)
T4: 9: You can be serious without a suit. Work should challenge and the challenge should be fun. How are you making your #chsocm challenges fun?
T5: 10: Great just isn’t good enough. How can you apply this to your #chsocm efforts?

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And because it's Shrove Tuesday, some convo about this: