Is Facebook on the Way to Becoming the Next MySpace?

Remember MySpace? It was all the rage just a few years ago. In 2006 it became the most visited website in the U.S.  You just had to have a MySpace, especially if you were under 25. But then something happened. Facebook happened. It skyrocketed to the top of the social media ladder, while MySpace plummeted, [Read More…]

Getting Wise About Facebook

Bill Keller, op-ed columnist for and former executive editor of The New York Times, has written an intriguing piece about Facebook: “Wising Up to Facebook.”  The title reveals the tone of the column: leaning toward critical, but not altogether negative. Keller begins with a predictable blast against Facebook’s approach to privacy (or the lack thereof): [Read More…]

USA Today: Facebook can’t replace face-to-face conversation

A recent column in USA Today claims that Facebook can’t replace face-to-face conversation. The authors, Ed Keller and Brad Fay, of the KellerFay Group, claim to base their conclusions on six years of research, including more than 2 million conversations (?). They have found, for example: •75% of conversations in the U.S. (and even more [Read More…]

Would Jesus Have a Facebook Page? No . . .

Part 3 of series: Would Jesus Have a Facebook Page? A couple of days ago, I raised the question: Would Jesus have a Facebook page? Yesterday, I answered in the affirmative, giving reasons why Jesus, if he lived today, would have a Facebook page. Today, I want to regroup and offer some thoughts on why [Read More…]