Media in a post-truth world – part 2

Why do people click so frequently on false stories? How do these lies spread so rapidly? It is certainly true that facts and non-facts circulate at a speed that would have been inconceivable before the Internet and social media. Most people do not have the means, or perhaps inclination, to fact check the things that […]

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Media in a post-truth world – part 1

This post was first published on Engaging Media, the website of the Lausanne Media Engagement Network. Oxford Dictionaries chose ‘post-truth’ as its Word of the Year for 2016. Editor Casper Grathwohl said, Fuelled by the rise of social media as a news source and a growing distrust of facts offered up by the establishment, post-truth […]

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Digital missions

Phil Cooke says, 'I believe it’s time to shift from primarily thinking about missions in terms of geographical boundaries, and start thinking in terms of digital boundaries. What do you think? From my perspective, that’s a massive country just waiting to hear our message.'

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Amazing activity in the world of social media

Extraordinary counter for social media activity around the world. 270 billion comments on Facebook in the last year. Over 1.5 million hours of video uploaded to YouTube in the last month. 16 million iPhone apps downloaded a day. About 10,000 tweets every second. Fascinating. (HT Big Bible) Related posts: Media in a post-truth world – […]

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Perspectives on Media

The second of three sessions at the Southampton Deanery Chapter study day: SDC2. Perspectives on media View more presentations from Tony Watkins. A more print-friendly version of the slides is here. Related posts: Culture Now Responding to Media Twelve questions to consider when watching the news Amazing activity in the world of social media Media […]

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Evangelism in a Digital Age

The second of my two workshops at Good Book Company's 'Growing Young Disciples training day on youth and children's work. The audio may be available on the GBC website at some point. You can download the pdf by clicking on the menu button in the bottom-left corner of the Slideshare player. Evangelism in a Digital […]

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Understanding teen culture

On Saturday (21 November 2009) I led two workshops at Good Book Company's 'Growing Young Disciples training day on youth and children's work. The first was on Understanding Teen Culture. Forty minutes is a very short time to do anything other than scratch a tiny part of the vast surface which is youth culture. Anyway, […]

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Do Twitter and Facebook pose a moral risk?

Daily Telegraph, 13 April 2009 Today's fast-paced media could be making us indifferent to human suffering and should allow time for us to reflect, according to researchers. They found that emotions linked to moral sense are slow to respond to news and events and have failed to keep up with the modern world. . . […]

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