Have you wondered what size images you need for your twitter background or your YouTube channel? Jerod Clark with Church Juice published a phenomenal tool to help you customize your social media accounts. He breaks down the image sizes and gives you some stats on display sizes so you know how to best optimize your images for the majority of your visitors.… READ MORE
Over the last year, several infographics on church and social media have emerged. The first was a study of 250 randomly chosen churches conducted by Buzzplant (and subsequently featured on Mashable). A second one appeared in November, 2012 by Alan Witchalls. It was an adaptation from other source material, but helpful nonetheless.… READ MORE
I always love technology that works for me. When it comes to reading the news, I haven’t found a better personalized news app than Zite (iPhone/iPad and Droid). The longer you use it the more tailored to your preferences it becomes. Zite explains it best on their site:
Zite evaluates millions of new stories every day, looking at the type of article, its key attributes and how it is shared across the web.
This past week at the national CITRT event of the Church IT Network, Clif Guy at Church of the Resurrection and I were discussing the delicate balance of personal boundaries and customer service in IT. How do we coach our employees on how to interact with the IT Team.… READ MORE
Are you looking for a new church membership system? Have you ever wanted to see some of the best side by side in quick succession? Well, in keeping with the open and responsive nature of the Church IT Roundtable event (CITRT), we have put together a last minute “shootout” of four major or emerging ChMS solutions.… READ MORE
Many times, I encounter staff who believe if we purchase or develop software that it will make everyone’s life better. But I have learned the hard way that technology is not always the answer. Bill Gates once said, “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.… READ MORE
Twitter recently reported a security breach and several of you may have been hacked (as were several of our church staff). To reduce the risk of this happening again, here are some tips on how to secure your twitter account and lower your risk of getting hacked:
Update Your Account Settings
First login to your twitter account and click on Settings (see screenshot below) then make the following changes:
- On Password tab, Change your password.