Hello! Welcome to this week’s social media brief. This week, we have stories about Meerkat, Google+, and copyrights. Also, next Monday on the Ask Darrel Podcast we’ll talk about the photo copyrights.
Report: Social Media Apps Are the First Used Each Day
What this means for your church: I’m not surprised by these findings. I think most people have subconsciously trained themselves to check their social media networks when they first wake up. So is your church’s content a part of the new morning routine?
Super Bowl Ads: CBS To Live-Stream Commercials In Media Industry First
What this means for your church: It used to be that one of the marks of a “growing” church was one that had a TV ministry. I think it’s safe to say that people are going to assume that a growing church now has a streaming ministry. With more television moving to an à la carte structure (i.e. HBO Now) or a streaming service (i.e. Netflix), streaming has become the norm.
Google Gives Up on Google+ as a Facebook Rival
What this means for your church: I hope we can end the debate about whether or not Google+ is a viable social network. I’m sure it has it’s dedicated users, but I’m seeing more and more that Google is putting less faith in this social network.
Twitter is deleting stolen jokes on copyright grounds
What this means for your church: Interesting development… So what happens when you tweet a quote from a famous author without giving credit? What is someone stole quotes from your pastor? We’re entering into new legal territory with stolen tweets.
Meerkat launches GoPro integration
What this means for your church: I think this is awesome and I hope that other streaming services can create the same type of partnerships. My hope is that with Periscope or Meerkat I can put GoPro cameras all over the worship center, so people can experience worship from different angles. The future of this tool is looking pretty cool.