This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie look at the ease of group formation in a Web 2.0 world as they continue their discussion of Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody. They also clean out the WELSTech mail bag.
- Group formation is simple – Martin and Sallie dive into the second chapter of Here Comes Everybody – The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky and discuss the ease of group formation and the impact these social groups will have on the church. They include comments from “digital native” and one of tomorrow’s leaders, Philip Wels, a senior communications major from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN.
- Community feedback – Cleaning out the WELSTech mail bag!(31:00)
- Call for a web developer posted on the WELSTech facebook group by Carol Restovic
- Following up on the Content Management System discussion in Episode 047, John Simonson from Good Shepherd in West Bend, WI shared links to tools to enhance blogging with WordPress and TypePad
- Following up on Episode 045, George Efsen asked how to find the interview segment about Search Engine Optimization. Time markers for all WELSTech episodes are included in the show notes.
- David Savatski recommended box.net for online storage and group collaboration
- John Shoosmith of Redeemer in Yakima, WA shared several comments
- Alyssa Dunning shared a link to digsby.com – useful for aggregating your web presence including instant messaging, e-mail and social networks
- Closing the loop on a question we received in Episode 033 from Pastor John Maasch of Peace in Bradenton, FL – WELS Worship has published the current lectionary series in “ical” format for importing into your calendaring software – in the “Lectionary Planning” folder
- Our occasional guest host, Gail Potratz, from Emanuel in New London, WI shared a link to David Warlick’s School Acceptable Use Policy wiki
- Richard Travis from Divine Peace in Garland, TX is using FlashPoint to convert PowerPoint files to Flash format for their church web site
- Coming up on WELSTech (56:01)
- Episode 051 – A special treat for Christmas Eve – We’ll talk with WELS President Mark Schroeder
- WELS.net feature (57:15)
The featured artist:
- We close with music of WELS artist, Michael Schroeder (michaelschroeder.com) – What Child Is This from his CD titled The Reason For the Season (57:48)