BigBible’s Social Media

The Big Bible Project seeks to engage with a range of social media, as we look to those which have a large user base, as we look to engage people in ‘bigger Bible conversations’ and a consideration of what it means to ‘live Biblically in a digital age’, and as we encourage others to use the tools available.

 RSS Feed

Allows you to subscribe, ensuring that you are alerted to the latest blog content through your chosen RSS ader (e.g. GoogleReader).

 Twitter

‘Tweets’ are limited to 140 characters, displayed to the author’s ‘followers’. Great for making and maintaining contacts with others with similar interests, with hashtags, such as #bible, #bigbible #bigread12 #digidisciple allowing you to join the conversation.

 Facebook

The social networking site. With nearly nine-hundred million active users worldwide, and a growing number of older users, it is typically used to maintain friendships with people already known in the ‘offline world’, and offers opportunities for online community, discussion and viral campaigning.

 Google+

Google + is a social networking service which is still attracting new users, but appears to be losing against Facebook.

 YouTube

A video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos, and create themed playlists of favourite saved videos. Tag videos with #bigbible #bigread12 so others can find them.

 Vimeo

A video sharing site which tends to be used for more professional content. Better quality video and less distractions, but less users.

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 12 Baskets

A multimedia Christian resource site, which aims to encourage people to: “Create it – Use it – Share it”, recognising & utilising creative talent within the Church. Tag images with #bigbible #bigread12 to help grow our collection of free shareable resources

 Flickr

An image and video hosting website, widely used by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media, offering photo storage, tagging, photo-favouriting, group photo pools, and rating by level of ‘interestingness’.Tag images with #bigbible #bigread12 to share your experiences of The Big Read, or look for photos from the #biblefresh collection.

 Pinterest

Pinterest is a pinboard-style social photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies and more. Users can browse other pinboards for inspiration, ‘re-pin’ images to their own collections and/or ‘like’ photos.

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 SoundCloud

Soundcloud allows you to upload up to 2 hours of audio content for free. Material can then be embedded in websites, commented upon, and favourited by other users. We have collated Big Read audio materials here.

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 AudioBoo

Audioboo is designed to allow ‘social sound’. Grab 5 minutes soundbites from talks/events, get immediate feedback. Recordings can be taken via laptops or mobile phones, with a maximum recording time of 5 minutes. (See also @drbexl’s account).

  LinkedIn

Has the strongest reputation in the business world. Users can import their CV, link to Twitter, blogs, and Slideshare. Users can host readings lists and join groups with similar interests. Join the group  ‘Christians in Online Media’ for those with a particular interest in online Christian communications.

 Digg

A social news website, where users submit links and stories to share with others. Users can vote and comment on submitted links and stories. A story that is voted up is ‘digged’, a story voted down is ‘buried’.

 Delicious

A social bookmarking site, allowing users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized page. Tagging is the key, with each bookmark  tagged with freely chosen index terms. Stories that are bookmarked frequently become “hot”.

About the Author

The #BigBible Project. Educating in the digital spaces, creating 'bigger Bible conversations' between #digidisciple(s). Look out for #bigread14.