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Scarlett Moffatt has a selfie warning for young girls

Scarlett Moffatt, who came to fame through Gogglebox, is getting real about filtered pictures of women on social media. The 2016 winner of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and now presenter of dating show Streetmate, posted two selfies side by side on Instagram showcasing two very different looks, along with a warning for […]

The boy with the plastic bag Messi jersey has finally met his hero

In February, the internet fell in love with a five-year-old boy in a homemade plastic bag Lionel Messi jersey named Murtaza Ahmadi. Now, almost a year later, Ahmadi has finally met his idol. The Argentine soccer star and the young Afghan super fan shared a warm embrace on Tuesday, in a heartwarming encounter captured on video tweeted […]

7-year-old Syrian girl live-tweeting her life in Aleppo

Bana is just 7 years old but she knows how to tweet.  A video posted on her Twitter account @alabedbana shows her back as she stands in front of a window, long hair flowing on a green jumper and fingers in her ears. Loud bombs can be heard in the distance, in the Aleppo night. “Hello world, […]

James Milner reads his Twitter parody account tweets

If you’re a big Twitter user and a football supporter there’s a good chance you’re aware of Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner). If you’re not it’s a really simple yet almost brilliant concept. It’s, as the handles suggests, a parody twitter account mocking James Milner as being one of the most boring people you’ll ever meet. The account […]

15 Twitter statistics you need to know

These 15 statistics by Social Marketing Writing can help you get your message seen by more people – more retweets, followers and traffic.

Social Media Image Sizes 2016 Infographic

Social media is a key communication channel for youth workers.  One of the challenges is that all the different social media networks constantly change the goal posts in terms of how best to share your story. The image sizes that Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and YouTube all use are all completely different.  Here’s […]

The Optimal Length for Social Media Updates [Infographic]

Many of us use social media, but these days if you want people to engage it is so important that you make sure your posts are the optimal length. Check out this infographic from Buffer to help you know what is the optimal length for not just social media updates but also for hashtags, blog posts and […]

The Easter story according to twitter

Brilliant version of Easter-story as told by social media from the team at Igniter. [youtube id=”oWCaXXKcHWE” width=”580″ height=”337″] Throughout the course of his public ministry, Jesus knew both the adoration and desertion of the crowds. Today, just as 2,000 years ago, the gospel asks a question that demands an answer: Will we follow? This video […]

Infographic: 2013 Social Media Stats

Mobile Marketing Watch have published a fantastic info graphic on social media in 2013:  

Open Paris Session 3: Digital Media and Mission

Session 3 of the Open Paris Conference was From Guttenberg to Zuckerberg: How Social Media is Changing the Church by me.  If you wish to use the powerpoint click here:   Of all the messages the world has ever heard from politicians, story tellers, advertisers and more the gospel is still the stickiest.  The good news is that God’s […]

Funny stories from around the world

Some more funny and random headlines from around the world: Rowling unmasked as crime novelist: Norway PM works as secret cab driver: Norway’s PM Jens Stoltenberg spent a day working undercover as a taxi driver in Oslo, he reveals, saying he wanted to hear voters’ real views. Venezuela gets tough on hair thieves: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro calls on the […]

Digital Children: From Guttenberg to Zuckerberg: How Social Media is Changing the Church

Here’s my Digital Media PowerPoint and the text from my presentation at the  the Digital Children conference: Of all the messages the world has ever heard from politicians, story tellers, advertisers and more the gospel is still the stickiest.  The good news is that God’s message is your message, which makes your presence and voice online and that of […]