Hashtags for LDS General Conference

Hashtags for LDS General Conference

Many social media sites let you categorize your posts by using hashtags. Hashtags consist of a pound sign (#) followed by a key word(s). These subject tags can be searched on sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Flickr, and...

How the LDS Church Uses Google+

In the video below, Elisa Scharton, Jesse Stay, and Fernando Camilo discuss Google+, how to use it, and how the Church is using it. See a list of LDS Church Google+...
How to Add Links in Google+

How to Add Links in Google+

Did you know there are two ways to include a URL in a post on Google+? 1. If you just include it with the text of the post, it will have a rel=nofollow attribute which tells search engines that the hyperlink should not influence the site’s ranking. 2. If you...
Resolution #9: Use Social Media Responsibly

Resolution #9: Use Social Media Responsibly

When interacting on social media, some people feel they can say or do anything. But I urge you to think twice about what you post or tweet to be sure you are acting responsibly. Don’t say or do something online that you wouldn’t say or do in the physical...
Google+ Cheat Sheet Infographic

Google+ Cheat Sheet Infographic

I’ve written previously about Google+ and about the LDS Church page on Google+, as well as the other Church pages on Google+. Below is an infographic that gives some tips and shortcuts for using Google+. See the full article “Google Plus Cheat Sheet:...
Sharing the Gospel through Social Media

Sharing the Gospel through Social Media

New technologies give us more and more ways to further the work of the Lord. The following is the article “Sharing the Gospel through Social Media” by J. Aaron Black, New Era, September 2012. (See the PDF layout of this article.) How many times have you...
LDS Church Page on Google+

LDS Church Page on Google+

If you use Google+, I invite you to follow the Church’s Google+ page. Similar to the Church’s Facebook page (facebook.com/LDS), the Google+ page has inspirational messages, words from living prophets and apostles, videos, news, and more. If you add this...

What is Google+?

Google+ (pronounced “Google Plus”) is a free social networking service offered by Google for sharing and discovering. If you’re not familiar with Google+, you may be interested in watching this video “How to Use Google+ (A Beginners’...

Social Media

Social media is now the #1 activity on the Web. (Hitwise reports that Facebook has overtaken Google as the most popular Web site in the USA.) eMarketer estimates that nearly 60% of Internet users will use a social network at least once a month this year. And it’s more...

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