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...
Teaching with Tech: Engaging Youth in a Digital World

Teaching with Tech: Engaging Youth in a Digital World

In the magazine article “Teaching with Tech: Engaging Youth in a Digital World,” Brian K. Ashton, second counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency, explains how technology can be an ally rather than an enemy in the classroom. Our youth have been...
Members’ Help Needed to Create Gospel Messages Online

Members’ Help Needed to Create Gospel Messages Online

“More needs to be done to increase awareness of, access to and confidence in trusted resources by Latter-day Saints and seekers of truth,” said Elder Kevin W. Pearson of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he spoke today at...
Teaching Kids to Be Digitally Literate

Teaching Kids to Be Digitally Literate

“If your idea of teaching kids to be digitally savvy means showing them how to avoid phishing scams, create unbreakable passwords and stay off pornographic websites — then experts say you’ve got a lot to learn.” That’s the lead paragraph in the...
National Delete Snapchat Day, June 1

National Delete Snapchat Day, June 1

Today is National Delete Snapchat Day, a grassroots effort to #SaveTheKids from the destructive side of modern technology. Youth advocate Collin Kartchner posted the following on Instagram: Enough is enough. This app is a disaster. Time to say goodbye, Snapchat. You...
LDS General Conference Weekend #ldsconf

LDS General Conference Weekend #ldsconf

Over the last few years, Twitter users have used the subject tag #ldsconf when tweeting information about LDS General Conference. In Twitter language, these subject tags are called hashtags. (Learn more about the #ldsconf hashtag.) Joel Dehlin’s Weblog provides...
What Americans Do Online

What Americans Do Online

The latest Nielsen research report reveals the following: Americans spend nearly 25% of the time they’re on the Internet from their PC (about 6 hours/month), on social networking sites and blogs. The demographics of people on social networking sites is trending...
LDS Church Facebook Page: 300,000 Fans

LDS Church Facebook Page: 300,000 Fans

The LDS Church’s page on Facebook just passed 300,000 people who “like” the page! Please share http://facebook.com/lds with friends and family. Learn more about the Church’s main page on Facebook and other Church pages on...
Personal and Professional Use of Social Media

Personal and Professional Use of Social Media

Social media use is really increasing, not just among the general population but also at work for both personal and professional reasons. A recent survey found the following results: LinkedIn was the top site for professional social networking in 2009, followed by...

LDS Church Page on Facebook

The LDS Church page on Facebook has a new name. You can go there directly at facebook.com/lds. There are now 281,840 people who like the Church’s page. You may want to recommend it to your friends. In yesterday’s article, I mentioned how you can help...

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...
LDS Church Page on Facebook Grows

LDS Church Page on Facebook Grows

This weekend, the Facebook page of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“the Mormons”) passed 200,000 fans. Interested in getting started on Facebook yourself? Need to teach someone else how to get started? Watch this easy-to-understand video...

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