Monday, April 12, 2010

5 - The church of Facebook; Jesse Rice

With hundreds of millions of users, social networks are changing how we form relationships, perceive others, and shape our identity. Yet at its core, this movement reflects our need for community. Our longing for intimacy, connection, and a place to belong has never been a secret, but social networking offers us a new perspective on the way we engage our community. How do these networks impact our relationships? In what ways are they shaping the way we think of ourselves? And how might this phenomenon subtly reflect a God who longs to connect with each one of us?

My opinion: It was a really good book in highlighting the positives and negatives of a social network like that of Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, etc. It also explains why the site, Facebook, was intially created and how it evolved from there. It also gives tips as to how to manage using the site and to really think about why they are on there in the first place. While I understand the point of the book was to a Christian one, there is a lot in the book that could apply to non-Christians as well. Rating 4/5 stars
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