The LDS Newsroom has just posted a blog “Church Has Strong Presence on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter,” which describes how the Church uses Facebook pages, YouTube channels, and Twitter accounts.
The website AllFacebook.com lists nearly 3,000 pages in the category “Church/Religious Organization.” You may be interested to note that 5 of the Church’s Facebook pages ranked among the top 100 — including 2 in the top 25.
Here are the LDS-related Facebook pages in the top 100:
- #10 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Church page
- # 21 Mormon.org – Church page
- #25 Joseph Smith, The Prophet – an individual’s page
- #30 Mormon Messages – Church page
- #35 LDS General Conference – an individual’s page
- #43 Mormon Channel – Church page
- #46 LDS Members from Around the World –an individual’s page
- #51 Going to the Temple – an individual’s page
- # 81 LDS Newsroom – Church page
The main Church page at facebook.com/lds has about 465,000 likes. My guess is we’ll pass half a million soon.
The Newsroom blog also mentions that the Church’s Mormon Messages YouTube channel was recently ranked #2 in video views (20,656,000) in the “Nonprofits & Activism” category. Some of the Church’s YouTube channels include the following:
- Mormon Channel (Mormon Messages) (20,656,000-plus views)
- Mormon.org (6,000,000-plus views)
- LDS Public Affairs (1,505,856-plus views)
- Mormon Messages for Youth (1,500,000-plus views)
- FamilySearch (54,000-plus views)
The Newsroom blog says that there were more than 55,000 tweets around the latest general conference. The term #ldsconf trended (became a popular term) as high as #4 worldwide and in the U.S. The terms “Elder Holland” and “President Monson” trended as high as #2 on Twitter’s trending terms.