I’ve said this many times before, both here and elsewhere: I love social media. I love technology. It has all made my life so much richer. Just last Sunday, while waiting for congregants to arrive for Christmas Day church service, one of the members, in his early 80s, took out his iPhone and said to me, “I just love this texting stuff and everything we can do now.” Yep, had to agree.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and other platforms have become such a part of our life, it’s hard to imagine how we lived without them. As people come up with more innovative types of content and ways to distribute them, social media will only get bigger.
My church friend went on to tell me about a young relative of his, not doing well in school, for whom he bought an iPhone and iPad. The boy’s grades improved. He became more involved at school. Next, the gentleman, on his phone, scrolls over some photos and shows me one of the young relative, receiving an award at his school. The technology made the difference. Yay for technology.