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facebook logoIf you’re not on it, I just don’t know why… Of all the social networks – myspace is too messy, friendster‘s too old-school, linked-in is a bit too business oriented, and google-sponsored socialstream is still just a dream – facebook is clean and it works well.

One in three Canadians use it, and Toronto has been reported to being the facebook capital of the world with 700,000 members (Although there are reports that London, England may be usurping the crown).

It seems like everytime I sneak a peak as I pass by laptops at the library, in coffeeshops, and at schools, people are staring at that classic facebook screen. Our provincial government recently banned facebook for all staff.

I’ve found that it’s been phenomenal for connecting with old friends, networking with peers, and being one-step closer to those who might have simply been acquaintances.

It’s also great if you’ve got question’s like…

Are the cool kids back in high school still cool?

Does this friend and that friend of mine know each other? because they should.

What are my co-workers really like outside of work? Photos posted by their friends usually tell all.

Is she still with him? Because I never thought that would last

Some call it stalker-central, others say it’s better than crack, if you’re a regular here, feel free to look me up.

My only concern is that one day it could come to this…

Has anyone else found useful ministry applications through facebook?

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Sam. August 1, 2007, 10:44 am

    C’mon England! Let’s knock those Canadians off the top!

  • Lon August 1, 2007, 11:48 pm

    haha Sam… i wonder if there are common demographics that cause our cities to lean towards online social networking…?

  • Brandon August 7, 2007, 2:45 pm

    Hey Lon,
    I have enjoyed your blog for a while. Thought I would finally pipe up and say hi! We (LifeChurch.tv) too are excited about Facebook and what opportunities it represents for the spread of the gospel, especially now that Facebook allows developers to create applications that use their technology. We will soon be launching Facebook Church. Check out the link. I think you will find it interesting.

    I will connect with you on Facebook as well…new friends.

  • Lon August 7, 2007, 3:13 pm

    Barry, thanks for chiming in! always good to have the opportunity to connect with my readers and other like-minded people! I’ve been reading through craig’s book chazown for quite some time now. I will definitely check out the link… i think there are so many ministry opportunities waiting to be created and discovered with technology… i’ll be seeing you on facebook!

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