Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Celebrating 5 Years of Weekly #ChSocM Chats!

Many thanks to all who have
helped make this chat and chat community so wonderful!

Moving forward...
Chat transcripts will be posted to: Our FB page

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

#ChSocM chat: Continuing #eform16 inquiries & conversations about social media!

The Topic: We’re chatting about topics that came to mind while viewing tweets from #eform16.

This week's (06/07/16) chat moderated by Meredith Gould (@MeredithGould) (using @chsocm)

T1: If you’re not a digital commexpert, what help from church communicators would be most useful?
T2: If communications is your ministry, how can those in other ministries help *you* support *them*?
T3: Relative to social media, which key concerns seem to persist for church leadership?
T3a: Which do you consider easily resolved?
T3b: What/who typically gets in the way of resolution?
Bonus: As a result of attending #eform16 or reading tweets, what new awareness/knowledge do you have about #chsocm?

Read the transcript on Storify

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

#ChSocM chat: Zooming in on Video and Social Media

The Topic: A quotation: “…engagement for non-video content is declining.” 
Our jumping off point.

This week's (05/31/16) chat moderated by Jason Chesnut (@crazypastor)

T1: We’re going to zoom in right away - *why* would you say engagement is falling when the content is non-video?
T2: What’s the last video you saw on social media? Why did you click on it? What drew you to it?
T3: Zooming in even farther…what, in your opinion, has worked in videography as it comes to social media? What doesn’t work?
T4: We can’t do it all ourselves. What are some good resources you know of/use when considering video in your own soc-med context?
T5: Next steps - how to incorporate video, even in small ways, for our communities? Let’s turn our creativity up to 11.

Read the transcript on Storify

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)

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?

Read the transcript on Storify

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)

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?

Read the transcript on Storify

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

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

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

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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