These resources are the top picks by workshop presenter Meredith Gould for the March 2014 workshop Social Media and Congregational Communications.
Gould, Meredith. The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2013.
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and a growing number of other social media tools can help you build church, deepen faith and extend your reach in previously unimaginable ways. In this easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide to digital ministry, church communications professional Meredith Gould goes beyond "how to" and explains "why to" engage your parish in the world of social media.
Mashable Social Media http://mashable.com/social-media/
Mashable is a British-American news website, technology and social media blog founded in 2005. The website's primary focus is social media news, but it also covers news and developments in mobile, entertainment, online video, business, web development, technology, memes and gadgets. The most efficient way to access the voluminous content on Mashable’s social media channel is to sign up for a daily feed (via email, RSS, Twitter, or Facebook) by going to the following link: http://mashable.com/2010/03/19/follow-mashable-channels/.
Ragan Communications, Inc. www.ragan.com
Ragan Communications is a publisher of corporate communications, public relations, and leadership development newsletters. Congregational communications professionals can benefit from the practical content on Ragan’s Social Media and Writing & Editing pages. For efficient access to Ragan’s content, sign up for a daily feed (via RSS: http://www.ragan.com/Rss.aspx?sn=RSS; via Twitter @RaganComms; or via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RaganCommunications).
Nielson Norman Group
Since 1998 Nielsen Norman Group (NN/g) has been a leading voice in the user experience field: conducting groundbreaking research, evaluating interfaces of all shapes and sizes, and guiding critical design decisions to improve the bottom line. Congregational leaders will find the NN/g website useful for articles about web design, mobile apps, and technology trends. To subscribe to a weekly NN/g email, go to this link: http://www.nngroup.com/articles/subscribe/.