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W-E-B Issue 208 ~ April 2012
Monthly ISSN 471-0323  Bookmark and Share
INTERNET EVANGELISM DAY IS HERE
FREE EBOOKS AND BOOK COMPETITION
OTHER IE DAY RECOMMENDATIONS
JESUS NET JAPAN LAUNCHES
SOCIAL MEDIA
MOBILE PHONES
THE WORLD WE LIVE IN
COMMUNICATE WELL
TECH TIPS
TAILEND FUN

"The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go" - Dr. Seuss

INTERNET EVANGELISM DAY

Although Internet Evangelism Day is past, in fact you can present digital opportunities to your church at any time.
http://ieday.net/plan

Mobile Advance's new video was launched on IE day:
http://ieday.net/blog/archives/8016


Download video for use in meetings and seminars: WMV 15.5MB

Check our other news about mobile phones and digital opportunities for cross-cultural missions.

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FREE EBOOKS AND BOOK COMPETITION

The following books by Dale & Jonalyn Fincher are available now, and right through to 7 May:

Coffee Shop Conversations: Making the Most of Spiritual Small Talk
Living with Questions

BOOK COMPETITION - you can win:

signed copy of @stickyJesus: How to Live Out Your Faith Online by Toni Birdsong & Tami Heim
signed copy of Tweeting Church by Paul Clifford

All you need to do is Tweet or Facebook about them.

Get information on all these downloads and the competition, and grab other permanently free ebooks and other resources:
http://ieday.net/eb

KINDLE BOOKS: Some of these books are free Kindle downloads. You DON'T need to own a Kindle to download Kindle books! You can add Amazon's free Kindle software to any PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, and you have a ready-made Kindle reader. All you need is an Amazon account, and you can download free Kindle books with one click.

Please tell your friends about these offers. You can quote the short URL IEDay.net/eb and use this one-stop links:

Twitter: http://bit.ly/JESXXh
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=www.internetevangelismday.com/eb

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OTHER IE DAY RECOMMENDATIONS

GOD'S GPS web app is available for all smartphones in 40+ languages:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/7677

VIRAL: Len Sweet's new book Viral: How Social Networking Is Poised to Ignite Revival is our 'new digital ministry book of the month'. A valuable explanation of the growing difference between print and digital communication cultures:
http://ieday.net/viral

VIDEO RELEASE: The new version of Mobile Advance's excellent video about mobile phone opportunities in the Majority World, will be released on our site on IE Day.

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JESUS NET JAPAN LAUNCHES

Seeker-friendly websites deliver hope to millions rocked by disasters

Nearly 400 years ago ruling shoguns martyred thousands of Christians and banned the faith from the island nation. As a result, today Japan is vaguely religious, yet outwardly secular and materialistic, with a Christian population of less than 1 percent and most churches composed of only a few dozen members.

But following last year's cataclysmic earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, many Japanese who faced life's tough questions that religious syncretism - a general amalgamation or merging of several religions - simply cannot answer are open to the Christian gospel. And they're finding answers, of all places, online.

Jesus Net Japan, a Japan-based Internet evangelism ministry with an arm in the US, has crafted a series of websites specially designed to help meet the massive needs of spiritual seekers who want to know about God. Through this ministry, Japanese Christians connect these seekers to strong local churches, a vital element in their strategy:
http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/5205019508.html

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SOCIAL MEDIA

UK TRAINING DAYS - Leeds on 28th April, Manchester, Birmingham & Newcastle soon:
http://www.newmediacentreofexcellence.org.uk/regionaltraining

WATCH TWEETS on world map in real time:
http://aworldoftweets.frogdesign.com/

THRIVE, NOT SURVIVE in social media - 11 practical steps:
http://www.stevefogg.com/2012/04/17/11-practical-steps-to-help-you-move-from-surviving-to-thriving-in-social-media/

MORE SOCIAL NETWORKING news from our blog:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/category/social-networking

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MOBILE PHONES

INCREDIBLE WAY to convert Africa's dumb phones into smartphones and ebook readers:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/7847

MORE FREE USABILITY for Africa's cheap phones:
http://www.flyingblueclubafrica.com/inspire/whats-hot/africas-mobile-phones-get-smart

PREPARING VIDEOS to use on mobile phones:
http://www.mobileadvance.org/how-to/157-how-to-8-preparing-videos-for-viewing-a-distribution-on-mobile-phones

MORE MOBILE NEWS on our blog:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/category/mobiles

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THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

CHINESE LANGUAGE set to overtake English online:
http://www.smartling.com/globalweb#people-online
http://offbeatchina.com/infographic-china-online-population-decoded

PROJECT GLASS - Google have been talking about their online spectacles project quite a bit recently. Is this the most amazing thing ever? Or a technological and social nightmare? Will we keep bumping into things and people? How will we know if someone is looking at us or the screen? Surely driving must be absolutely off-limits for these? Even trained fast-jet pilots only process head-up display information that actually relates to the flight, not some spurious other part of their lives.
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/7795

CHURCHES SHOULD TEACH IMPLICATIONS of technology, says Communicate Jesus blog:
http://www.communicatejesus.com/2012/04/the-church-isnt-teaching-on-technology/

HAS INTERNET EVANGELISM reached the tipping point? asks Gordon Marcy:
http://www.churchcentral.com/blog/7819/Has-Internet-Evangelism-Reached-the-Tipping-Point

DON'T COMMIT LOGICAL FALLACIES - in apologetics or debate. Great infographic:
http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/poster

YOU CAN'T ENGAGE WITHOUT living in your culture, says Ed Stetzer:
http://www.edstetzer.com/2012/04/monday-is-for-missiology-engag-2.html

BIT LATE FOR THIS EASTER - Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah with moving Easter lyric:
http://bit.ly/J4ePp7

BRITISH LIBRARY ACQUIRES Europe's oldest intact book - a gospel - and you can read it online:
http://bit.ly/IxZpd3

FACEBOOK - Creator of Bible-based Facebook game lauds internet evangelism:
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/creator-of-bible-based-facebook-game-lauds-internet-evangelism/

BIOLA DIGITAL CONFERENCE JUNE 5-7, S California:
http://events.biola.edu/bioladigital/

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COMMUNICATE WELL

WE ARE ALL SPEAKING Christianese on our church sites, says David Bunce:
http://www.dodifferent.org.uk/were-all-speaking-christianese-on-our-church-websites/

CHUCK COLSON TAUGHT ME HOW TO THINK, says Trevin Wax:
http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevinwax/2012/04/18/chuck-colson-taught-me-how-to-think/

JOHN CLEESE explains the importance of creativity (30-min video):
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/7929

SEPARATE GUEST CHURCH WEBSITE? Will Mancini suggests this as an option:
http://www.willmancini.com/2012/04/six-reasons-to-have-a-dedicated-guest-website-for-your-church.html

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TECH TIPS

- non-techies look away now

MAKE ANIMATED photo graphics - can be very effective:
http://churchm.ag/animated-cinemagraphs/

NEW BROWSER - Rockmelt is a new browser with a high level of social media and sharing options integrated:
http://www.rockmelt.com/

BEST WORDPRESS FACEBOOK TAG GENERATOR - having tried several, I find that Facebook Open Graph Protocol Plugin works best and allows the inclusion of a backup image when none is available. It is sometimes helpful to clear incorrect Facebook cached info by running their debugger on WordPress pages:
https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug

FACEBOOK GROUP SECURITY options:
http://www.techland.time.com/2011/04/25/facebook-makes-groups-more-useful-with-optional-security/

GOOGLE'S NEW CLOUD hard-drive:
http://www.christiandroid.com/2012/04/computing-is-getting-cloudy.html

FREE GUIDE to HTML and CSS - even if you use Wordpress or CMS, knowing how to tweak code makes all the difference:
http://churchm.ag/free-code-academy-html-css-guide/

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TAILEND FUNNIES ô¿ô

"The plan for the paperless office looked good . . . on paper."
[Source: www.cybersalt.org ]

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