209 – The Church of Facebook

This week the WELSTech Podcast welcomes author Jesse Rice as we discuss his book, The Church of Facebook.

The discussion:

“Home is where …” – Returning to the current book discussion, Martin and Sallie look at Chapter 2 of The Church of Facebook and discuss the reasons Facebook feels like “Home” to so many people.

The interview:

(13:52) Chat with the author – Jesse Rice (@JesseRice on Twitter) talks with Martin and Sallie about his book, The Church of Facebook. Find out how Jesse sees Facebook as both a catalyst and a symptom of our ability to connect and what Jesse thinks is the churches’ biggest mistake on Facebook.

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(39:37) Watch live video streaming of the WELS National Choral Festival on MLC TV

  • Pops concert – Friday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sacred concert – Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m.

Community feedback:

  • (40:53) Via the WELSTech Diigo group we learned about many links:
    • Wikipedia Selection for Schools
    • Tim Tebow spawns searches and more
    • xtimeline – Explore and create free time lines
    • Grade Level Skills Help at Internet 4 Classrooms
  • Alycia Cameron shared the Hallelujah Chorus with captions by Quinhagak, AK students and community members.  What a great project for students learning about video editing.
  • David Schumann from Peace in Janesville, WI shared his congregation’s experience with converting to MailChimp e-newsletters.

Coming up on WELSTech:

(51:23) Episode 210 – Uncover hidden treasures as Martin & Sallie lead a virtual walking tour of the WELSTech show notes page and the WELSTech Wiki (wear your sneakers). (Release date – 11/16/11)

The featured artist:

(52:20) This week we close the podcast with the music of Koine (www.koinemusic.com | Facebook) – God’s Word is Our Great Heritage from their debut CD titled “Koine”

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  1. […] we had been reviewing on the show and asked him “why Facebook?” You can listen to that episode to find out what his answer was. The brief answer is people desire to connect with other people. […]

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