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W-E-B Issue 193 ~ June (i) 2011
Monthly ISSN 471-0323  Bookmark and Share

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DIGITAL OUTREACH MONTH BOOKS - FEEDBACK PLEASE
SOCIAL NETWORKING
CONFERENCES
EFFECTIVE VIDEO
MOBILE PHONES
THE WORLD WE LIVE IN
POPULAR CULTURE
CHURCH WEBSITES
TECH TIPS
PLEASE TWEET OR FACEBOOK ABOUT THIS LATEST BULLETIN
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"God is who he says he is. God can do what he says he can do. You are who God says you are."

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SOCIAL NETWORKING

UNDERSTANDING AND USING Facebook and social media effectively. Also includes social media in Asia infographic and analysis, and much more:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/4542

LATEST FACEBOOK AND INTERNET USE STATS from Internet World Stats:
http://www.internetworldstats.com/facebook.htm

WORLD MAP showing status of different social networking systems:
http://www.vincos.it/world-map-of-social-networks/

PEW INTERNET research: "Our latest report finds that as of May 2011, 13% of online adults use the status update service Twitter."
http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Twitter-Update-2011.aspx

SOCIAL MEDIA BOOK PRAISED - Adam Bond loves one of our IE Day chosen books:
http://adamtaylorbond.com/2011/06/stickyjesus-a-phenomenal-resource-for-the-new-evangelism/

CALL TO ACTION - why it matters in social media:
http://www.mediabistro.com/10000words/social-media-meaning_b4162

ADD THE GOOGLE +1 button to your blog or website:
http://jonathanbjorkskog.com/add-plus-one-button-to-wordpress-site

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CONFERENCES

STORYTELLING is a vital gift for the 21st century church, both online and offline. Learn more at the Christian Storyteller Conference 16-18 June, Georgetown, Kentucky:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/4503

CHRISTIAN NEW MEDIA CONFERENCE 15 OCTOBER, LONDON. Day conference in central London, early-bird bookings this month:
http://bit.ly/iNVJ2M

COICOM is 19-21 October this year, in Asunción, Paraguay - big focus on digital evangelism:
http://www.coicom.com/

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EFFECTIVE VIDEO

NEW BOOK - Award-winning producer and director Steve Stockman's new book How To Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck:
http://www.mediabistro.com/10000words/review-video-shooting-tips_b4413
and
http://www.stevestockman.com/the-book

VISUAL STORY NETWORK is the place to network with others:
http://www.visualstorynetwork.org/

YOUTUBE TURNS 6 - and has transformed the Web. Check the incredible stats - including 3 billion daily views. And consider how we can use video clips in evangelism:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/4398

ANIME - key medium for effective communication. Easter anime - new languages available. And new Studio Ghibli film:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/4595

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MOBILE PHONES

WHY BUY a smartphone?
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/4614

AFRICA: Unexpectedly good news from Africa - sub-Saharan Africa is booming, in part due to mobile phones:
http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/13/and-now-for-some-unexpectedly-good-news/

More on mobile phone use in Africa:
http://www.afriqueavenir.org/en/2011/04/25/mobile-phones-facilitate-daily-life-in-africa/
and
http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/article1031741.ece/400-million-Africans-buy-cellphones

LATEST MOBILE ADVANCE resource links:
http://www.mobileadvance.org/blog/94-weekly-web-watch-28

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THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

INFOGRAPHICS are nothing new. Look at John Bunyan's visual creativity:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/4376

GROWING UP ONLINE - how teens think and use digital:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/4348
and
http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2011/06/truth-justice-and-the-millennial-way.html

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POPULAR CULTURE

THE FIRST GRADER - a new Africa-based film. Releases in UK 24 June:
http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/node/460

Damaris offers a range of study materials to integrate with this film:
http://www.damaris.org/thefirstgrader

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THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

DECONVERSION - happens more often than you'd perhaps like to think: Christians becoming atheists, Muslims, or nothing. Journal of Religion and Society has a detailed article authored by Bradley Wright and others:
http://moses.creighton.edu/JRS/2011/2011-21.html

HAS IT COME TO THIS? 'Fraid so:
http://blogs.forbes.com/mfonobongnsehe/2011/05/17/wealthy-nigerians-pastors-spend-225-million-on-private-jets/

DIGITAL BIBLES BREAK OUT OF THE WEST - both online and for mobiles, Bibles in multiple languages have gone digital:
http://eternity.biz/news/digital_bibles_break_out_of_the_west/1106121259/

TEACHING ENGLISH - The Hope gospel film has been combined with ESL English learning resources to create the Hope ESL Curriculum DVD, which is now being released in version 3. Generously, duplication of the DVD is permitted.
http://resources.ccca.org.au/products/Hope-ESL-Curriculum-DVD-Version-3.html

MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT AND CHILDREN - are they drowning in digital?
http://equipping4eministry.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/is-your-child-drowning-in-media-entertainment/

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CHURCH WEBSITES

What Finding a Dentist Taught Me About Church Marketing:
http://www.modernekklesia.com/2011/05/what-finding-a-dentist-taught-me-about-church-marketing.html

"If your church members spend more time on Facebook than they do at the church building, then why isn't your church on Facebook?" says @Christech_org

DIGITAL MISSION BLOG: This is our June blog of the month. Why? It provides excellent introductory 'how-to' guides to a range of digital ministry tools for churches and individual Christians. You can also follow @DigitalMission on Twitter:
http://www.digital-mission.net/

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TECH TIPS

- non-techies look away now

12 LAWS AND PRINCIPLES to Aid You in Your Design - interesting summary of different perception principles that we are all wired up with. They engage with usability in web design in a number of ways:
http://www.onextrapixel.com/2011/06/09/12-laws-and-principles-to-aid-you-in-your-design/

7 GOOGLE TOOLS you may have overlooked:
http://www.sitepronews.com/archives/2011/jun/13.html

THUNDERBIRD keyboard shortcuts:
http://www.worldstart.com/mozilla-thunderbird-shortcuts-pt-1/
http://www.worldstart.com/mozilla-thunderbird-shortcuts-pt-2/
http://www.worldstart.com/mozilla-thunderbird-shortcuts-pt-3/
http://www.worldstart.com/mozilla-thunderbird-shortcuts-pt-4/

COMPARE TWO LISTS of emails, or extract emails from a block of text and place in new-line format:
http://IEDay.net/compare-emails.php

FRACTIONS ONLINE - how to express fractions nicely with html and CSS:
http://www.willmaster.com/go/poss619art

MALWARE - Microsoft ships free malware cleaner that boots from CD or USB:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/microsoft-ships-free-malware-cleaner-that-boots-from-cd-or-usb/8712?tag=nl.e540

20 TWITTER APPS for business:
http://www.zdnet.com/photos/gallery-20-twitter-apps-for-business/6223330

MOBILE APPS are booming - and so are security risks -
short PDF whitepaper from Internet.com:
http://bit.ly/lUklZp

WORDPRESS - 150 Most Wanted WordPress Tips, Tricks, and Hacks:
http://designmodo.com/wordpress-tips-tricks-hacks/

WORDPRESS PLUGIN - Tweet Old Post. This will randomly tweet old but still relevant posts on your blog, with various user settings.

WORDPRESS MOBILE PLUGINS - with the growth of smartphone web use, blogs need to be configured for mobile phones. Apps can transform a desktop style layout, often barely usable, into a mobile-friendly layout. There are several plugins that will do this automatically. I'm loving Mobile Wordpress Pack, but there are several others:
http://www.bestwpplugins.net/5-plugins-to-optimize-wordpress-for-smart-phones.html

PANEBEE helps choose awesome domain names:
http://churchcrunch.com/use-panabee-for-awesome-domain-names/

JAVASCRIPT - why it is increasingly important to web developers:
http://bit.ly/jpyeYk

JAVASCRIPT - use CoffeeScript:
http://www.developer.com/lang/jscript/coffeescript-create-optimized-javascript-code-without-touching-javascript.html

PERSONAL URL SHORTENER - get your own:
http://www.mediabistro.com/10000words/personal-url-shortener_b3691

TWITTER - if you are using a blog plugin, or other hard-coded html to create a 'tweet this' URL string to post a ready-made one-click tweet about a webpage, Twitter has changed the way these work. Those on your site may no longer function:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/4542

SEARCH ENGINES - inbound links via Twitter WILL contribute to page ranking:
http://www.sitepronews.com/archives/2011/may/30.html

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