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Tech Friday: Emergency communication, design inspiration, mobile, & Vine

Church Technology Resources, Ideas, and Inspiration

Just a few headlines for this week:

Your Church Needs a Platform to Respond to Tragedy  [Church Marketing Sucks]
With the tragedies that have occurred this week in Boston and Texas, please give some thought about how your church will respond when tragedy hits closer to home.

25 Church Websites for Design Inspiration [Vandelay Design]
Looking for a new website design? Get inspired with these church websites that push the envelope and leverage the latest technology. Collect ideas and dream up what might work for your church. (Thank you  Ken Kessler for recommending this link!)

Mobile Computing is Just Getting Started [MIT Technology Review]
More and more folks are accessing the web primarily through their phone. Facebook recently reported that over half of its visitors come via mobile devices. Think about that. More people accessed Facebook from their phone via their desktop computer. That trend looks to continue not just for Facebook but for most, if not all, web traffic.

Is your church ready for the mobile internet revolution currently taking place?

Experimenting with Vine [Mashable]
Have you heard of Vine? Vine is an app for Apple devices that allows you to take a 6 second video. It’s a cross between Twitter (brevity), YouTube (video), and animated GIFs (looping). Vine integrates nicely with both Twitter and Facebook. You can also embed them on webpages. An earlier post recapping the April Mission Board meeting shows a couple of Vines.

Have a church tech idea that you would like to see covered and explored? Drop Nathan White a line.