I’ve been playing around with posterous.com, a site that allows you to easily post pretty much everything and then decide where it goes from there. So far, I like it a lot.
After you set it up, all you do is send an email to posterous.com, and using different addresses, you tell it where it should post to besides your posterous account. Everything you post goes to your posterous stream, too.
I like it because I can post pictures and video to different places just by attaching them to an email and sending it off. Usually within a minute it is posted to both my posterous account and my flickr account. If I want, I can also post it to my facebook or twitter accounts. I’ve given my posterous account the name: Life and Other Things…Everything I can think about right now, because that is exactly how I use it. It’s a way to share experiences and what I’m thinking.
It’s just simply an easy way to get content out there. I’m excited about the possibilities. I can even post to this blog by sending an email to posterous. How cool is that?
If you follow me on twitter or know me personally, you probably already know I have grown to be quite a baseball fan, especially the Tampa Bay Rays. We’ve watched them since they were born and have been through some rough years. All that changed last year with their first ever World Series appearance and this year with 3 Rays on the verge of making the All-Star team. Then along comes this.
You can now watch MLB baseball on your iPhone or iPod touch. I haven’t bought the app because you only get 2 games per day and I’m not sure I want to shell out $10 for it. But, it’s great to see major sports league using technology to improve the fan experience. Go Rays!!
Check out the MLB iPhone app TV commercial here.
I’ve already said that I’m a big fan of free ministry resources. One of the biggest providers of free resources for churches is LifeChurch.tv. In this video, their pastor, Craig Groeschel tells a little about their church and the resources they offer.
Let’s not be afraid to share resources in the church.
You can read the transcript here.
I’ve noticed that more and more people are using cell phone technology in more places, and I’ve begun to deal with it in the classroom setting as well. It’s not uncommon for one of my students to check their cell phone for messages during class.
I’ll have to admit, sometimes it irritates me, although it doesn’t phase them. A recent survey says that baby boomers and Gen Y see the use of cell phones during meetings in different ways. I would have to agree.
Even 57 percent of Gen Y respondents think that it is “impolite” (compared to 67 percent of Baby Boomers). But the Gen Y workers surveyed can deal with it better. Only 49 percent find such behavior “distracting,” while 68 percent of Baby Boomers did. And so it goes, younger workers also tend to find such multi-tasking during meetings more productive (Gen Y: 35% versus Boomers: 20%) and efficient (Gen Y: 35%; Boomers: 17%). While Gen Xers find them to be the most unavoidable (29% versus 21% for Gen Y and 17% for Boomers).
When I whip out my iPhone during a meeting (or church service – which I’ve been known to do), I should probably consider who is with me in the meeting. If I’m with a group of my students, they won’t see it as distracting (49%) as my baby boomer friends do (68%)
So think twice the next time you’re in a meeting and you get buzzed by your phone. Will you take it out or not?
See the whole survey here: Survey Says Baby Boomers Think Playing With Your Blackberry During A Meeting Is Rude
(Image by: Marvin Kuo on flickr)
Last week, Amazon released the Kindle App for the iPhone. I love the fact that I can download newer books online and read them on my iphone regardless of where I am.
Since I can’t go to the bookstore and pick up the latest books, having the ability to buy ebooks from Amazon is very appealing to me.
Here are ten books that I’d love to read on my iPhone. All these books would be great for youth workers. Which books from the Kindle Store would you recommend?
- When Church Kids Go Bad
- Engaging the Soul of Youth Culture
- Youth Ministry Survival Guide: How to Thrive and Last for the Long Haul
- 101 Ideas for Making Disciples in Your Youth Group
- The New Breed: Understanding and Equipping the 21st Century Volunteer
- Getting Fired for the Glory of God: Collected Words of Mike Yaconelli for Youth Workers
- Youth Ministry 3.0
- The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism
- Comparative Youth Culture
- Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication
I’m looking forward to reading some of these on my iphone. What do you think of the new Kindle app?
Check out my post on using my iphone to improve my spiritual life.