Top Reasons People Use LDS.org

I recently put together a report on the top reasons why people visit LDS.org.  I thought the answer might interest a wider audience, so here you go. Methodology: I tried to base the rankings on events, or instances of an action happening, though I must admit, in some...
Religious Affiliation Changes

Religious Affiliation Changes

People change religions early and often.  That is a conclusion from a recently published report regarding American’s religious affiliation changes from The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.  In reading the report, I saw some things that I think may help us better...
Video Watching: Live TV Still King

Video Watching: Live TV Still King

I read an eye-opening study over the weekend on video consumption conducted by the Nielsen company’s Council for Research Excellence (CRE). The study was shocking to me because of the strong position traditional television still has, even among the youngest...
Top Sites for Women: Online Communities

Top Sites for Women: Online Communities

In February 2008, it was reported that comScore ranked Women’s Communities as the fastest growing category of sites on the Internet, growing 35% from Dec 06 to Dec 07.  Below is a list of the top Web sites, at that time, in that category: comScore MediaMetrix...
Botnet Army of Zombie Computers

Botnet Army of Zombie Computers

From the title of this post, it might sound like it I’m talking about a horror movie or a sci-fi thriller, but what I’m talking about is actually a very real threat.  I recently read an article called The Zombie On Your Desk by Daniel Suarez where he...
Duty to God Program

Duty to God Program

“We hope that every young man earns the Duty to God Award.”  That is a statement by the First Presidency on page one of the Guidebook for Parents and Leaders of Youth.  They further stated that the Duty to God program will help our young men “prepare for...
Gospel Art Picture Kit

Gospel Art Picture Kit

Note: The Gospel Art Picture Kit has now been replaced by the Gospel Art Book available online and in print. Learn more about the Gospel Art Book. You can still find the images from the Gospel Art Picture Kit online. The pictures are organized by category. Click on...
Text Messaging Services

Text Messaging Services

I happened today across a Web site called Tagga.com which provides free text messaging services.  Tagga (82442 on the phone keypad) allows you to create text messaging campaigns so that when people text in a keyword, they will be texted back with additional...

How Men and Women Use the Internet

I was recently looking at some research that discussed how men and women use the Internet. According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project report, How Women and Men Use the Internet, men and women use the Internet equally to do many activities, but there are...
Know Your Audience

Know Your Audience

I’ve been thinking about the audience of this blog.  Whether you are a public speaker, author, or Web site developer, it’s a good idea to know your audience.  I know our intended audience is LDS parents and youth, but without some research, I don’t...
How Bishops Use the Photo Feature on Ward Web Sites

How Bishops Use the Photo Feature on Ward Web Sites

I was reading some internal Church research recently regarding challenges most bishops face. One that caught my attention was that many bishops struggle to truly know their ward members. I don’t doubt this is true, but the statement did concern me in the context...
Cell Phones and Mobile Internet Access

Cell Phones and Mobile Internet Access

In late 2007, Reuters reported that “worldwide mobile telephone subscriptions reached 3.3 billion.”  This fact has generated a lot of discussion here at the Church on its implications about how cell phones could be used to keep members and church leaders connected and...
Wikipedia and the Cognitive Surplus

Wikipedia and the Cognitive Surplus

I’d like to expand on a blog post from earlier this year by Larry Richman called What is a Wiki? As Larry explains, the nature of a wiki is to enable just about anyone to contribute an article or modify content. If you didn’t realize this and want to see...
To Blog or Not to Blog?

To Blog or Not to Blog?

There has been much said recently about members of the Church using the Internet to share the gospel. (see Sharing the Gospel Using the Internet By Elder M. Russell Ballard)  Elder Ballard and Church Public Affairs have encouraged members to create blogs, leave...

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