Here’s a fascinating video, and I’d love to hear what people think about this. Although it’s aimed at business, when I watch this I wonder about what the relationship will be between social media and mystical spirituality in the years to come. Sitting in front of a computer screen isn’t exactly a traditional contemplative practice; texting on an iPhone isn’t exactly a category of lectio divina. For those of us who believe that the world needs more silence, more stillness, more sabbath rest, more breathing, more openness to the Divine Mystery — and less information onslaught — how do we position this message in the social media world?
Because even if “the Social Media Revolution” really is just a “fad,” the fact remains that right now it’s a very big fad indeed. And we who are dedicated to the contemplative life and to speaking of its beauty to others cannot afford to sit this one out in hopes that it will all just go away. Because even if it does all “just go away,” I think we can rest assured that whatever replaces social media as a technology of communication will look nothing like anything that came before it.