Troll Management 101

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If you’ve hung around social media circles lately, it’s likely that you’ve encountered one: a troll. These mythical creatures have become so prolific that they even have their own wikipedia entry: In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people,[1] by posting inflammatory,[2] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online [Read More...]

Receive a Text When @Pontifex Pope Francis Tweets

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Because more than one person has asked today following my post this morning about Pope Francis’ recent tweet, here are some easy directions to receive a text whenever Pope Francis tweets. First, a simple illustration: And now, the official instructions: Turning on Tweet notifications from a specific person Via the web: Visit your Settings page. Click the Mobile tab. [Read More...]

Mother Dolores Hart to participate in #ElvisWeek Hangout

Mother Dolores and Me!

Watching and learning from Mother Dolores Hart over the past few months has been so amazing. You might recall that back in June I had the opportunity to hear her speak a few times and to enjoy a meal with her. Mother’s spunk, her spirit, and her deep love for our faith continue to uplift [Read More...]

Praying for Thomas: How the Internet Connects Us in Real Ways

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If you’re online this morning (and yes, it’s still morning in California), you may have heard the news that our fellow blogger and social media evangelist Thomas Peters is in critical condition following a tragic swimming accident (Elizabeth has details here).  I hope you’ll join me in praying for his total healing, as well as [Read More...]

Hilarious: A Facebook Update in Real Life

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If you watch this and you laugh uproariously at every single “bit” perhaps — like me — you’re spending too much time of Facebook. But seriously, take a couple of minutes to watch… somehow laughing eases the pain. [Read more...]

Join Us for a FREE Webinar on New Media & the New Evangelization

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I’m so excited to be a part of a terrific, and FREE, webinar being sponsored by our friends at Ave Maria Press! I’ll include all of the details below – I do hope you can join us! Parishes, New Media, and the New Evangelization: A Roundtable Discussion In this edition of the Ave Maria Press [Read More...]

Social Media’s Impact on the Boston Tragedy: A Faith Perspective

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During my radio segment on this morning’s episode of the Son Rise Morning Show with Brian Patrick, my conversation with Brian took an interesting spin on the recent Boston Marathon tragedy and its aftermath. We are, of course, still waiting for the details of the investigation to unfold and as Americans, we seek to avoid [Read More...]

What the Pastor Joel Osteen Hoax Teaches Us about Ourselves

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My technology segment on today’s episode of the Sonrise Morning Show dealt with this week’s elaborate hoax targeting Pastor Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church in Texas. If you’re unaware of the details of the elaborate ruse, here’s a rundown. In short, a fake website was launched and tricked many into thinking that Joel Osteen had denounced [Read More...]

New Media, New Evangelization – Spreading the Faith in a Digital Age: Unpacking #MACongress

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Today I continue sharing my reflections on the recent Mid-Atlantic Congress in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Find all of my #MACongress posts online here. The afternoon of Friday, March 8th found me splitting my time between two sessions by two of my favorite speakers — both of whom I’m blessed to called “friend”. Tomorrow, I will share about Jeff [Read More...]


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