on 30 December 2013
I read "The Church of Facebook" for an essay, but found it engaging and provoking, as well as easy to read. Oh ... and it's not "just" about Facebook. It specifically challenged my blogging habit and my community expectations. The critique of my generation (Generation Y) as one that lives with an invisible crowd of spectators and assumes, like a celebrity, that people are interested in posts such as "25 Random Things About Me" is fascinating and convicting. So is the suggestion that my generation approaches community as consumers who choose and use what we like rather than receiving and enriching what we're given with grace. "The Church of Facebook" is a bit more pro-internet than I am, personally, but nonetheless a positive contribution to conversation about Facebook, Twitter and blogging (from a Christian perspective) and well worth reading.
on 20 February 2012
This has been one of the most interesting books i have read in the past year. it has great examples of phsycology behind social media, it is wrote from a personal approach and is very light hearted. if you feel challenged on your facebook use then read this first, with the introducton of timeline and this book i am now culling and rearranging my priorities to social media. Its not really about church but about groups of people doing the same this, read this book NOW, its is so good!!!