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WEB EVANGELISM BULLETIN

. . . learning from each other
W-E-B Issue 214 ~ October (i) 2012
Monthly ISSN 471-0323  Bookmark and Share
RESEARCH HELP - YOUR INPUT NEEDED
BOOKS
SITE USABILITY
THE WORLD WE LIVE IN
SOCIAL NETWORKING
MISSIONS
CHURCH MINISTRY
MOBILES
COMMUNICATING WELL
TRAINING
TECH TIPS
TAILEND FUNNIES

"Story is the heart language of humanity" - Sheridan Voysey

RESEARCH HELP - YOUR INPUT NEEDED

Please can you help Billy Thornton at SouthEastern Bible College, Birmingham, Alabama. His college research project research project is on Evangelism and Facebook - he would value your input on this very short survey:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WebEvangelism

If you did not already also help Amber Stamper with her questionnaire about online evangelism, mentioned last month, check it here:
http://ieday.net/qde

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BOOKS

FREE 40-PAGE EBOOK about mobile phone ministry, particularly for the Majority World. Mobile Ministry Made Easy: A Simple Guide to Begin or Advance Your Use of Mobiles gives useful practical advice, ideas and case studies, with a particular emphasis on the needs in the Majority World:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/9417

BOOK REVIEW - Professional Web Video
Plan, Produce, Distribute, Promote and Monetize Quality Video:

www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/9374

BOOK REVIEW - Click 2 Save - The Digital Ministry Bible:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/9437

FREE EBOOKS - get them here:
http://ieday.net/eb

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SITE USABILITY

Don't ask people to register for your website, unless this is totally unavoidable. They hate it:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/9539

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THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

DIGITAL MAP of Roman Empire - look at this incredible road system, the gospel internet of its day:
http://pelagios.dme.ait.ac.at/maps/greco-roman/

LIVING IN DIGITAL DISTRACTION LAND and what to do about it:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/9353

MIDDLE EAST - Understanding the Arabic digital generation:
http://www.wamda.com/2012/10/understanding-the-arab-digital-generation-report

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SOCIAL NETWORKING

DIGITAL MISTAKES to avoid - for your church, organisation or business:
http://pbhdigital.com.au/five-digital-mistakes-businesses-should-try-to-avoid-making/

24 SOCIAL MEDIA do's and dont's:
http://www.churchleaders.com/outreach-missions/outreach-missions-how-tos/162435-24-social-media-dos-and-dont-s.html

LOCAL TWEETS - 9 ways to find Twitter users in your town:
http://mashable.com/2009/06/08/twitter-local-2/

USING THE NEW TWITTER header option:
http://www.arikhanson.com/2012/10/02/25-twitter-brand-header-examples/

CONSIDER PINTEREST as a add-on for your ministry website:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/9397

CHURCH PINTEREST PAGE - example from Trinity Church, Tariffville:
http://pinterest.com/trinitytville/?timeline=1

STUMBLEUPON - don't forget to use it:
http://www.webpronews.com/read-this-and-tell-me-stumbleupon-isnt-an-amazing-marketing-tool-2012-08

YOUR FACEBOOK FANPAGE'S voice - why this matters:
http://joshburns.net/blog/?p=1720

TOP 5 Reasons why internet evangelism is the next big thing:
http://notashamedofthegospel.com/online-evangelism-101/top-5-reasons-why-internet-evangelism-is-the-next-big-thing/

STUMBLEUPON is a useful social networking tool:
http://www.webpronews.com/read-this-and-tell-me-stumbleupon-isnt-an-amazing-marketing-tool-2012-08

THE APOSTLE PAUL - a first-century expert in internet outreach?
http://www.internettoolboxforchurches.com/paul-internet-outreach-expert

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MISSIONS

USING TEFL to share the gospel:
http://www.oscar.org.uk/oscaractive/articles/bradridge.htm

VISION SYNERGY announces new website for their partnership-advancing team:
http://www.visionsynergy.net/

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CHURCH MINISTRY

RESEARCH - Steve Hollinghurst's Tomorrow's Evangelism (4) now online:
http://www.churcharmy.org.uk/ms/sc/Evangelism/sfc_tomorrows_evangelism.aspx

YOUR CHURCH WEBSITE should be a hub for all your communications, not a standalone site:
http://blog.ourchurch.com/2012/09/26/how-to-design-your-website-to-be-the-hub-of-communications/

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MOBILES

THINKING OF CREATING A MOBILE APP? Read this first:
http://www.onesheep.org/blog/2012/09/designing-mobile-bette/

WHAT DOES YOUR WEBSITE look like on a mobile?
http://www.howtogomo.com/en/d/test-your-site/#gomo-meter

HOW MOBILES help the homeless:
http://www.mobiledia.com/news/162649.html

AMAZING STATISTICS for the mobile web:
http://churchm.ag/mobile-web-stats/

ACCESSIBILITY ANDROID APPS FOR VISUAL and hearing impairment:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/smartphones/android-accessibility-options-for-vision-and-hearing-impaired/5744

27 LIFE-CHANGING iPhone & iPad apps for people with Bbain Injury, some apps useful for anyone:
http://www.brainline.org/content/2011/05/23-lifechanging-iphone-ipad-apps-for-people-with-brain-injury.html

ANDROID AND iOS being adopted faster than any consumer technology in history:
http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2012/08/27/report-ios-android-adopted-faster-consumer-technology-history/

5 ESSENTIALS for a mobile-friendly website:
http://www.sitepronews.com/2012/09/04/5-essentials-for-a-mobile-friendly-website-a-spn-exclusive/

WHY OH WHY do smartphone manufacturers not do this?
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/9009

AFRICA - mobiles transforming the continent:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/9157
and in learning (link not available in UK):
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120823-what-africa-can-learn-from-phones

SPEED UP your site for mobile users:
http://www.speedawarenessmonth.com/15-things-for-making-your-site-faster-for-mobile-users/

FILM-MAKING - iPhone apps:
http://mindsoulstory.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/confused-about-iphone-filmmaking-apps/

RECORD CLEAR AUDIO on a mobile phone:
http://mashable.com/2012/09/13/record-audio-mobile-phone/

MOBILE MINISTRY FORUM - still time to book:
http://www.mobileministryforum.org/mmf-consultation-2012

JESUS FILM'S new iPhone app:
http://churchtechtoday.com/2012/10/02/jesus-film-project-launches-ios-app/s

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COMMUNICATING WELL

STORYTELLING - what is actually happening in your brain:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/9553

HOW TO WEAVE A STORY that captivates your audience:
http://www.copyblogger.com/start-with-a-story/

CONTEXTUALIZATION - all Ed Stetzer's blog articles in one place:
http://www.edstetzer.com/contextualization/

BOOK REVIEW - telling true stories:
http://www.dailywritingtips.com/book-review-telling-true-stories/

IMAGES - always use them:
http://pkscribe.com/nonprofit_news/frame-nonprofit-storytelling-with-photos-and-videos-8-2012/

WRITING - easy-to-make grammar errors that rob credibility:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/9086

USABILITY - people have tunnel vision:
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/tunnel-vision.html

THE DELL DILEMMA - find a way to transform "Oh no. Which one should I choose?" into "Wow! Look at all these great choices!"
http://echohub.com/posts/communication/the-dell-dilemma/

HOW-TO video shorts for church communications:
http://www.effectivechurchcom.com/2012/08/youtube-playlists-videos-organized-by-topic-to-help-you-learn/

BIOLA OPEN - wide range of video seminars and features are now public:
http://open.biola.edu/

WHAT A NON-CHRISTIAN HISTORIAN thinks about Jesus:
http://frankviola.org/2012/09/10/willdurant/

DESIGNING emails that are welcoming
http://econsultancy.com/uk/blog/10759-seven-top-tips-for-designing-welcome-emails

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TRAINING

CARTOONING TRAINING in 2013, in Taiwan, by Create/YWAM:
http://www.createtaiwan.com/

STORY CHICAGO 2012 - get free ebook and conference recap:
http://justinwise.net/story-chicago-2012-conference

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TECH TIPS

- non-techies look away now

5 PORTABLE malware and antivirus solutions:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-portable-antivirus-and-antimalware-tools-to-carry-with-you-at-all-times/1572

DEPRECATED CODE - we need to make anchors a different way:
http://www.willmaster.com/library/web-content-prep/deprecation-of-the-a-tag-name-attribute.php

100 USEFUL CSS tips and tricks:
http://sixrevisions.com/css/100-exceedingly-useful-css-tips-and-tricks/

HTML5 grayscale to color hover trick:
http://webdesignerwall.com/demo/html5-grayscale/

ANTIVIRUS - what it does and doesn't do:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/security/antivirus-what-it-does-and-doesnt-do/8470

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TAILEND FUNNIES

"I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down."
[Source: Mikey's Funnies

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