Church Service with live twitter/text messaging – #smlb

barstep Really enjoyed the service at St Michael Le Belfrey tonight. I felt that the congregation was really trusted to make a contribution. #smlb

Last night our church encouraged live tweets and texts during the service and selected messages were displayed on screens for the congregation to read.
We were encouraged to send in things we felt were important, songs that could be sung and things we felt God was saying to the church. It created a very exciting and refreshing service.
We still had scripture readings, preaching, prayer and music. But the live input from the large congregation gave a new dimension to the event.
There is usually some lively Twitter traffic during a Sunday Evening Congregation using the hashtag #smlb. Last evening we used the same hashtag but in the knowledge that the messages might be publicly displayed.
After the service one of the churchwardens said it was like live radio rather than the usual prerecorded programme. Another likened it to a radio phone in.
You can see all the messages by searching on the hashtag. I hope we do it again.

Social Media Revolution – Is it a Fad?

Although this is aimed at marketing people – if you don’t get at least some of it you’re out of touch – join Facebook, get a Twitter account and watch out for the Google Wave or you could simply be swept away.

Latest delicious thoughts

delicious thoughts for May 29th from 07:06 to 07:06:

  • BBC – BBC Internet Blog: Microblogging the Editorial Policy Meeting – Interesting blog about a BBC Editorial Policy meeting about Twitter. I love Rory Cellan-Jones description of the Ed Pol meeting ….
    Also – typically small minded comments on the blog from people who don't get Twitter, don't want to and definitely don't want anyone else to get it. And if you've already got it you should stop it.

Blogging Tweets end

After a couple of weeks of using Twitter Tools to publish daily posts of my Tweets, I’ve disabled the updates. It works well enough but what value does it add to my blog? Nothing, because the same information is available in the sidebar and on Twitter with a simple search on @barstep.

On the other hand I’m pleased with the delicious updates using Postalicious because I use delicious to write short summaries and responses to sites I have found interesting. So my ‘delicious thoughts” will continue.