Social Networking can be a fabulous tool for leaders to advance the kingdom. However like so many other things it can also lead us into dangerous territory if unexamined. Here are some tips on how to use social networking well in our celebrity obsessed, image based culture without falling into the sin of pride. I have probably broken several at times, but hopefully they will be of help to you.
Do we want to live in a world where people can wear devices on their faces that can record anything at anytime? As EVGrieve reports, when one woman was asked by the management of Feast, a trendy New York restaurant, to remove her Google Glass and refused, things got heated quickly. The woman, Katy Kasmai, wrote an account of her travails on Google+ (it has since been seen 1.7 million times):
I’m not quitting technology. Giving up technology entirely would be like giving up all dessert ever, just so I could never eat too much dessert again. Why would I want to abandon the benefits of something just because of its potential risks? The way I see it, if you give up social media entirely, here are a few things you would miss:
Despite pumping another 60 million e-reading devices into the market, including 16 million iPads, Apple may be losing its grip on the tablet market. According to a new report from ABI Research, Apple competitors grew their tablet businesses by a combined 79%, while Apple managed only 13% growth. While more Android and other tablets are entering the market than iPads today, Apple still exceeds all of its competitors combined when it comes to revenues it generates from selling tablets, according to the report.
We increasingly find ourselves immersed in, and surrounded by, digital networks and technologies. New technologies impact virtually every facet of human life; they are reshaping our basic notions of who we are and how we relate to others. How are religious groups responding to the challenges of the digital era? How can attention and community be sustained amid constant distraction and rising narcissism? How is technology changing contemporary spirituality?
Bitly, the URL shortening service, has been the victim of a hack. CEO Mark Josephson posted an "Urgent Security Update" on the Bitly blog today, stating that they found reason to believe that user data had been compromised. The data that became vulnerable includes email addresses, encrypted passwords, API keys, and OAuth tokens.
According to a new survey by phone security company Lookout, the majority of Americans would put themselves at risk to get their lost or stolen phones back. Sixty-eight percent of those surveyed cared more about their device and the data on it than the danger they were putting themselves in to retrieve it.
We know that Apple is bringing new fitness tracking technology to iOS 8, but how will your phone know what's going on with your body? It turns out your ears might be the key to populating information into the HealthBook app. While it has been anticipated that Apple would collect fitness information through a smart watch or wrist band of some kind, rumors are circulating that Apple could go the way of smart earbuds.
Hagens Berman, a consumer rights law firm, has filed a class-action lawsuit against Google, claiming "the search engine giant illegally monopolized, and financially and creatively stagnated the American market of internet and mobile search." Do they have a case?