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WEB EVANGELISM BULLETIN

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W-E-B Issue 205 ~ February (ii) 2012
Monthly ISSN 471-0323

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WIN COPIES OF STRATEGIC NEW EVANGELISTIC IPHONE APP
NEWS FROM PUERTO RICO - AND ANOTHER NEW PHONE APP
DIGITAL MINISTRY CONFERENCES
INTERNET EVANGELISM DAY
MOBILE PHONES IN MINISTRY
WIN NEW LEN SWEET BOOK: VIRAL
SOCIAL MEDIA
OSCAR AND OTHER PRIZE-WINNING ANIMATIONS AND SHORTS
TAILEND FUN

"Forgiveness re-writes your history" - Kris Vallotton

WIN COPIES OF STRATEGIC NEW EVANGELISTIC IPHONE APP

UK's Damaris ministry has just released a remarkable iPhone app Talking About Jesus. Although it only costs $0.99/£0.69, you can win a free copy (5 are available), just by Tweeting, Facebooking, or otherwise publishing news of this strategic kingdom tool:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/7187

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NEWS FROM PUERTO RICO - AND ANOTHER NEW PHONE APP

Samuel De Jesus leads the Spanish-language web evangelism team www.WebEvangelismo.com based in Puerto Rico, and writes,

"Our ministry has recently published two new sites:
http://www.Facebook.com/DiadeEvangelismoporInternet
http://www.DiadeEvangelismoporInternet.com
to create a greater awareness about Internet Evangelism Day (Dia de Evangelismo por Internet) and continue to provide training, consulting and speaking at events about Internet Evangelism and how to/why embrace it.

"We are also doing internet marketing campaigns in Google and Facebook and will be conducting radio campaigns during the month of April, locally in Puerto Rico - see large printable poster/flyer:
http://ieday.net/images/dia-de-evangelismo-por-internet-2012.png

"Our ministry is also very excited because we are entering this year into mobile evangelism! We are developing the first mobile app in Spanish for mobile evangelism! It is called Mensajes de Fe (Messages of Faith). It will be available next month for iPhone/iPad platform, and soon after that for Android platform."

See large printable poster/flyer for the app:
http://ieday.net/images/Mensajes-de-Fe-app-flyer.png
and check the app store at http://www.WebEvangelismo.com for more details.

Samuel is a regular speaker about digital evangelism at the S. American COICOM conferences - see below for 2012 details.

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DIGITAL MINISTRY CONFERENCES AND CONSULTANCY

BIOLA MEDIA CONFERENCE JUNE 5-7 - Dave Bourgeois gives reasons for going to this California conference:
http://csbapps.biola.edu/bioladigital/2012/02/16/why-come-to-biola-digital/

COICOM - the Spanish-language conference with web evangelism tracks is this year in Honduras, 18-22 September:
http://www.coicom.com/

CONSULTANCY FOR MEDIA INITIATIVES IN MAJORITY WORLD - Veteran media/missions consultant Dan Henrich would like to offer a free consultation to any person or organization interested in using media (film, radio, cartoon, web) more effectively in the majority world:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/6822

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INTERNET EVANGELISM DAY

Internet Evangelism Day is 29 April. Things you could do on the day, or any time during April - Digital Outreach Month:

Do you have other ideas for marking Internet Evangelism Day? Please hit 'reply' to share them.

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MOBILE PHONES IN MINISTRY

RETHINK NOW - We need to replan our webpage design, strategy, and everything, for mobile users. The majority of web access will soon be using mobiles. In some places, this is already the case. "Rethink everything for mobile or you're toast," says Tech Republic:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/hiner/re-think-everything-for-mobile-or-youre-toast/10251
The book Mobile First makes the same points in more detail:
http://www.lukew.com/resources/mobile_first.asp

Such rethinks also apply to email design and layout. Many people read their emails on phones, so we need to optimize them:
http://www.lyris.com/us-en/integrated-marketing/1351-email-marketing-design-for-the-smartphone-audience

APPS - Snapplify converts PDFs to iOS mobile apps - looks like a good and easy way to share books online as apps, which is better than PDFs on a phone. And since PDF supports all language scripts, presumably Snapplify enables them to be easily read on iPhones:
http://www.afriapps.com/app/snapplify

FACEBOOK - Orange is giving Facebook access to mobiles across Africa (and also free access to Wikipedia):
http://www.allfacebook.com/facebook-africa-phones-2012-02

COMIC READERS for iPhone - there's a huge potential for online evangelism in comic format:
http://www.appleumbrella.com/2012/02/20-superlative-comic-readers-app-for-iphone-4s/

MOBILE SURVEILLANCE PRIMER - NGOs and missions must be aware of phone trackability:
http://mobilemediatoolkit.org/mobile-surveillance-primer

BIBLE PHONE APP competition:
http://www.checkitout.org/wordapp-2012.htm

STATE OF MOBILES in the world today. Includes the explanation of why there are 4.8 billion mobile subcriptions, but 4 billion unique mobile phone users:
http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2012/02/the-state-of-the-union-blog-for-mobile-industry-all-the-stats-and-facts-for-2012.html

CREATE YOUR OWN CUSTOM bar chart about mobile usage - great for a presentation/advocacy challenge:
http://www.ourmobileplanet.com/

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WIN NEW LEN SWEET BOOK: VIRAL

Len Sweet's new book Viral: How Social Networking Is Poised to Ignite Revival, publishes on 13 March. There are three signed copies to win - thanks Len! It's a hugely insightful understanding of how digital communication is changing the very way we think, and is also poised to leverage appropriate evangelism and discipleship. He contrasts the two influences on us - Gutenberg and Google - which are so pervasive that we are essentially either 'Gutenbergers' or 'Googlers'. This is likely to be the most valuable book of the year about digital ministry, because it illuminates the underlying nature and significance of digital communication culture. Many people use the Web and digital tools yet don't actually 'get' what digital really is and does. A review is coming next issue. Viral will be book of the month during April's Digital Evangelism Month. Details and excerpt online:
http://www.randomhouse.com/book/201624/viral-by-leonard-sweet

To win a copy, all you need to do is Tweet about the book, using the hashtag #winviral - here's a ready-made tweet for you to use:
http://bit.ly/zaj2Nz

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SOCIAL MEDIA

PINTEREST is becoming a major driver for women's magazine traffic:
http://www.mashable.com/2012/02/26/pinterest-womens-magazines/
How to use Pinterest:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/6977

LEARNING TO USE TWITTER for ministry:
http://heartyourchurch.com/social-media/a-beginners-guide-to-twitter-for-ministry-and-outreach/
http://couchable.co/blog/post/using-twitter-more-effectively
http://soundshoremedia.posterous.com/why-bother-with-twitter-14621

HOW TO FIND OUT WHO LIKES YOUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE, since FB changed the system. Again.
http://just-ask-kim.com/how-to-find-out-who-likes-your-facebook-page/

5 WAYS to get your entire company (or ministry/church) on board with social media:
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/5-ways-to-get-your-entire-company-on-board-with-social-media/

NEVER FALL IN LOVE with the medium, it's all about people, says Chris Brogan:
http://www.chrisbrogan.com/never-fall-in-love-with-the-medium/

STORIES OF FORGIVENESS and reconciliation mediated by Facebook:
http://www.communicatejesus.com/2012/02/facebook-forgiveness-and-unexpected-reconciliation/

INFOGRAPHICS about digital stuff - good for summarizing, advocacy or teaching:
http://visual.ly/category/technology

SCHEDULE your posts with Timely, says Communicate Jesus blog:
http://www.communicatejesus.com/2012/02/two-excellents-tools-for-scheduling-social-media-posts/

MORE SOCIAL NETWORKING TOOLS to simplify tasks and help you:
http://justinwise.net/top-5-apps-for-social-media-success
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/13-tools-to-simplify-your-social-media-marketing/
http://blog.kissmetrics.com/17-social-media-tools/

PER HEAD OF INTERNET USERS, 7 Asian countries beat US/UK in social networking use. The potential for appropriate relational evangelism is immense:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17054056

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OSCAR AND OTHER PRIZE-WINNING ANIMATIONS AND SHORTS

In all the Oscar hype, you may not have heard that animation The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore won an Oscar. Watch it here, and also view another, and moving, prize-winner, The Porcelain Unicorn:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/7232

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TAILEND FUNNIES ô¿ô

This one-take video is creatively mad! But a good metaphor (and conversation starter) for things we could have done more simply:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOMIBdM6N7Q&feature=youtu.be

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