Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tweet! Tweet!

Exactly one week ago today, I was unimpressed by Twitter. I didn't see the point, and went as far as to mock the entire premise of keeping "followers" updated with the minutiae of one's life. In fact, I set up at Twitter account back in July and then just didn't follow through because I didn't see the point.

But then I read a book last Saturday night that changed my perspective.

I'm still not too impressed with the idea of status updates, but I might be coming around.

What I'm more excited about is being able to leverage this technology for the church. In fact, I'm planning on talking about this at our next InterMission.

In the meantime, if you want, you can sign up to "follow" me on Twitter. ("Follow" is the twitter term for receiving status updates from someone.) This will give you a small peek into the life of a pastor.

If you'd rather not set up an account, you can just sign up to follow me from your phone using your text messaging service. Just send a text message to 40404 with the following text: follow jehuhernandez. You'll be asked to provide a username and you're on your way.

By the way, Twitter is a free service. The only expense is from your text messaging service. If you have a texting plan, especially unlimited texting, you're good to go.

Also, this is totally an opt-in service. In other words, you control everything. You decide when to start "following" someone, and when to stop. The ball's always in your court.

Give it a try!

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