lds-conference-apr-2014On April 5-6, millions of people from nearly every country in the world watched LDS General Conference in meetinghouses, on the Internet, with mobile apps, on TV, on radio, on Facebook, and on Youtube. Here is a list of all the ways people could watch conference.

The miracle of interpretation in 95 languages and broadcast in so many ways made it possible for 97% of the Church’s 15 million members to watch conference in their native language.

Members also flocked to social media during general conference to share their testimonies, favorite talks, announcements, and quotes. The Church facilitated the sharing of those messages by posting quotes, memes (graphic images with quotes), and video highlights in real time during the conference sessions on the Church’s Facebook page, Twitter, and Google+ accounts. The posts, tweets, and memes from the Church were consolidated in real time on the page gc.lds.org/share.

  • Members sent over 250,000  invitations to their friends on Facebook using the Facebook conference event.
  • People changed their Facebook and Google+ cover images and profile pictures to reflect an image from conference.
  • There were over 213,000 tweets shared with the hashtag #LDSconf—up from 155,000 tweets last October conference. The hashtags #LDSconf, #WomensMeeting, and other hashtags about conference trended nationally. They were also popular on other social media platforms.  (Learn how to use LDS hashtags.)
  • People created and shared hundreds of conference memes (picture quotes). The Church also published memes from each conference talk and published them live during the conference. The memes are posted next to each conference talk at conference.lds.org and on the Church page on Pinterest.
  • Immediately after each session, videos were posted at conference.lds.org. Shortly thereafter, short highlight videos were created for each talk and these began to be shared. These highlight videos are posted next to each conference talk at conference.lds.org.
  • Posts with quotes, memes, and the highlight videos were posted to the social media pages for General Authorities and General Officers of the Church on Facebook. and Google+.
  • Hundreds of thousands of people read conference-related stories on news.lds.orgDeseretNews.com, and other websites.

Over the next few days, I invite you to consider what will you do in the next six months because of what you learned at General Conference and share it using the hashtag #next6months. How do you want your life to change?

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