you may not understand it

but it is starting to change EVERYTHING. how will it affect your…work…school…family…church…sport…ministry…“other”… (youtube link) i saw this today. and i consider myself pretty “connected” to the social media scene. but there’s still a lot i haven’t been a part of, or simply don’t “get”. and then i started thinking how i’ve kinda been neglecting my …

twitter

i’ve been asked several times over the last year about “what’s twitter?” and “why should I use twitter?” while i’ll be the first to admit that you don’t really “get” twitter until you actually start using it, and you get equal value from twitter as you put into it.

so i’ve compiled a list of links to resources giving the various ways people are using twitter, as well as a post i wrote a while ago when i first started using the service. since then it has EXPLODED into mainstream use.

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a couple of videos

ever since the 36hr video contest our church held a couple of weeks ago i’ve gotten back in to making videos with iMovie. that and the fact that we also got a Flip Mino HD. anyways, here’s a couple of the videos we’ve shot and edited recently. 36hr video contest entry: the twins being cute …

the nintendo standard

almost every american has childhood memories of what Christmas was like growing up. for me those memories include trips to california, singing around the piano, lots of family, and the nintendo.

that’s right. “the nintendo”.

that was the most memorable gift my sisters and i ever got for Christmas. i don’t know what your “nintendo” was, maybe a bike, a cabbage patch doll, a He-Man Master of the Universe action figure, an ipod, or maybe a puppy. whatever it was, it was what lit up your eyes. that thing that you made promises to your parents, Santa, or God to in order to get. you saw it a catalog or online or maybe your friend had one. or then there’s those incessant saturday morning commercials in between the cartoons.

for me and my sister’s it was the original Nintendo Entertainment System.

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7 years old

for those of you who may not know, the now ubiquitous white earbuds and the iPods attached to them had a birthday this past week. yes, it was Oct. 23rd, 2001 that the iPod as first introduced to the world. the first video is a promo video made by apple about that first iPod. (iPhone link: Original iPod Introduction)

… it’s remarkable to me just how far we’ve come in the last 7 years. now with my iPhone 3G, i have all the innovations of the original iPhone plus the new App Store with thousands of programs from games to social networking to productivity software. it’s just so awesome!

… you’ll notice that neither the phone or the email app made it to the dock at the bottom. i simply use the camera and twitterific more often. do you not have an iPhone?

blog traffic

i recently got an email from a friend asking about how to increase traffic to his blog, my response to him is what follows:

How do I get my blog more action i.e. visits?

simple answer: let people know you have one and keep them coming back by having content they want to read about.

what that means is include your blog site address in your email signature as seen below. when you write a new blog post, let people who follow you on twitter or facebook know about it. (and so you may also want to get more people to follow you on twitter and/or facebook, including people you don’t know but seem to have similar interests.

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This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship

so if you follow me on Twitter then you already know Deb and I’s big news… we got our iPhones today!!! so how did these turn of events happen? we were already planning on getting them this tuesday, but circumstances changed when (through my constant talking about it) our pastor decided it was time for …