EDIT: To see the most recent version of the data that I’ve been collecting (and reference in this post), please click here. For around a year and a half now, I’ve been collecting social media statistics on United Methodist conferences to see the sort of outreach and growth that conferences were experiencing on social mediaContinue reading “A (Slightly) Longer New Year’s Analysis”
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UMTOOS and UMTracker: Where Have They Been?
If you’re reading this, you’re most likely coming from one of the UMTracker accounts that have been incredibly quiet lately, and that’s honestly just because of school. I haven’t had the time to write like I had wanted to, plus college just got incredibly busy for me. However! I do have some updates that IContinue reading “UMTOOS and UMTracker: Where Have They Been?”
Short Update, With A Lot More Data
As some of you may have noticed, I did not post anything last week, and this week’s post won’t be too terribly long. However, what I do have to share this week is my second set of social media data, which will now be publicly available starting today! Not only that, but this data focusesContinue reading “Short Update, With A Lot More Data”
Emoji Are 👌 For Communicating (Just Don’t Overdo It!)
Emoji: once a Japan-exclusive addition to text messaging, emoji have now become a universal method of communication that people from all generations have picked up on. These little pictures are now standard on smartphones, and they’ve even made their way onto desktops and laptops. Not only that, they’ve also become an easy way to shorthandContinue reading “Emoji Are 👌 For Communicating (Just Don’t Overdo It!)”
A Short Update On Everything
Hello, everyone! As you may have seen, the posts have lightened up a little bit recently, due to my return to Hendrix for the Spring 2017 semester. However, I’m not letting that stop me from writing on here, and in fact, I’ve got a few updates! Thanks to a new program that I’ve written (calledContinue reading “A Short Update On Everything”
Let’s Talk More About Websites
As I previously mentioned in my “Does Your Conference (Or Church, For That Matter) Really Need A Mobile App?” post, I am a firm proponent of “responsive” web design. However, while I did highlight some excellent examples of some websites that look great on mobile devices from the Minnesota, New Mexico, and Pacific Northwest Conferences,Continue reading “Let’s Talk More About Websites”
Best Practices for Social Media Account Identification
In developing the “The United Methodist Church in the US – Social Media Presence” spreadsheet, one of the first things I had to do was find each annual conference’s social media account on either Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. However, this actually proved to be a bit of a time-consuming process (two hours, according to Google Sheets)Continue reading “Best Practices for Social Media Account Identification”
A Short New Year’s Analysis
I just wanted to write a quick post for the new year reflecting back on the blog (for the few days that it has existed) and the social media statistics data that I’ve been collecting for close to six months now.
Does Your Conference (Or Church, For That Matter) Really Need A Mobile App?
They seem to be all the rage nowadays: the mobile app. Mobiles apps exist for any and every company, service, or product you can imagine, from Netflix to the NCAA, Walmart to the Washington Post, and Bandsintown to the Bible itself. The iPhone even popularized the phrase “there’s an app for that,” which has become anContinue reading “Does Your Conference (Or Church, For That Matter) Really Need A Mobile App?”
Q: What’s Going On In My Life? (A: I’m Not Completely Sure Yet, But It’s Definitely The Right Thing)
For those of you who have read my “Interning With The ARUMC” blog/category (click here if you haven’t, it’s a really good read, or so I’ve been told), you know that this summer was a very influential one for me: I had the opportunity to discover how I could use my passion for technology inContinue reading “Q: What’s Going On In My Life? (A: I’m Not Completely Sure Yet, But It’s Definitely The Right Thing)”