Connecting

From my good friend John Clem of the great blog Call to Holiness, a super video for those among us who are interested in the intersection between technology and human relationships. Enjoy! Connecting (Full Film) from Bassett & Partners on Vimeo. The 18 minute “Connecting” documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design [Read More...]

Today’s “Digital Prayer Chain” — Chime in and Win!

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In preparation for my weekly radio segment this week on the Sonrise Morning Show with Brian Patrick, I need your input. The topic we plan to discuss is “creative ways to use social media as a modern prayer chain”. I must give credit where it’s due: this theme is the brainchild of the ever-awesome Matt [Read More...]

The Pope Wrote Me (& You!) a Letter Today

My letter from Pope Benedict XVI

The Pope wrote me a letter today. Yes, you read that correctly. Today, I received a personal, emotional, instructive and wise missive from my Holy Father. It came in the form of this year’s message for the 47th World Communications Day. His letter had a descriptive title: Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new [Read More...]

Pope Benedict XVI Sends First @Pontifex Tweet

First Tweet from @Pontifex by Pope Benedict XVI

It’s 3:01 am in California on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I just finished watching a historic moment as Pope Benedict XVI concluded today’s Wednesday audience with the first official tweets from his newly christened @Pontifex twitter account. Here’s how the moment played out on video: Pope Benedict XVI Sends First Tweet from [Read More...]

What Would You #AskPontifex? Tell Me & Win

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week (the same one my non-tweeting husband lives under), you’ve heard the exciting news that Pope Benedict XVI has officially launched his Twitter presence and that he will begin tweeting next week on December 12, the feastĀ of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas and of [Read More...]

Why I #Gratefultweet

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For 424 days and counting, my friend @MattSwaim has been starting his social media days with a “#gratefultweet“. His first online communication of the day over at Twitter states — in 140 characters or less — something for which he is grateful. Sometimes the blessings are simple, other times more profound. Regardless, they never cease [Read More...]

Catholic Twitter’s Bieber — The Photo Journalism Edition

His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan

A few day’s ago, I asked the lighthearted question, “Who’s Catholic Twitter’s Justin Bieber?” I actually meant the question seriously, and you actually treated it seriously by offering great suggestions of our own realm of social media influencers who have the capacity to “get stuff done” with 140 characters or less in a well timed [Read More...]

Who’s Catholic Twitter’s Justin Bieber?

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This article headline over at Mashable today caught my eye: New Jersey Governor Tweets at Justin Bieber for Help With Sandy Relief The article goes on to detail New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s recent Twitter efforts to raise needed support for those suffering the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy’s rage. I credit the Governor (or whatever [Read More...]


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