Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Facebook Friends and Church: Connectivity vs. Community

How many friends on Facebook are really friends, you know, there for you and show up when you need them type friends? Hal Niedzviecki wondered this when he invited all 700 of his Facebook friends to a party he was hosting. He wanted to gather his “friends,” get to know them better, and perhaps further connect them with each other. So he posted on Facebook an invitation to all his friends to attend a party. Fifteen people responded they “would attend” and sixty responded, using Facebook’s response feature, that “maybe they would attend.” One person actually attended. A picture of friendship is very different from actual friendship. Read More

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