Learned from Twitter: week ending April 4, 2009


This week I learned a lot from twitter. Maybe it was a rather informative week, maybe I just paid more attention, or maybe it had to do with April Fool’s Day. Whatever the reason, I’m dumping it all here for you to enjoy/learn from.

1. pastorjohnbyrne (John Byrne) shared some thoughts on evaluating your ministry. They are worth a look.
“How to Evaluate Your Ministry: http://hex.io/fqo

2. marklee3d (Mark Lee) goes goes “Star Wars” on us.
“Watch Mac stab me with a light sabre mid-song http://tinyurl.com/dh6d67

3. nikomas (Nikomas) thinks you’ll laugh as you watch this.
“a good read: Try not to laugh while you watch http://tinyurl.com/dm3wxo

4. YMTV (Youth Ministry TV) offered two links to free book downloads of “the Fine Line” (as of 4/4/09 it still worked) and “Get a Grip on the Basics”
“download The Fine Line audio book for free (limited time): http://www.zondervan.com/m/…

“RT @bethjonesFREE download of entire “Get a Grip on the Basics” book to establish new believers, www.gettingagriponthebasics…

5. hulu (Hulu) told us that you can now watch Charles in Charge online – awesome.
“Another walk down memory lane: Hulu’s now streaming Season 1 of Charles in Charge. http://www.hulu.com/charles…

6. Some April Fool’s Day tweets:

lilkup (Me) posed this question:
“If Jesus was born on April 1st, do you think everyone would have thought it was a April Fool’s Joke?

bigsmooth433430(Matt Couch) responded with this statement:
“@lilkup Maybe even more interesting to ponder is…If Jesus had died or risen on April 1st, would people have thought it was a joke?

crowderband “It’s time for a new look. Hair and goatee are gone.”
YS_Scoop “BREAKING NEWS! Stop the presses. RT @crowderband It’s time for a new look. Hair and goatee are gone. <– wow!
StudentMinistry “BREAKING NEWS! Stop the presses. RT @crowderband It’s time for a new look. Hair and goatee are gone. <– wow! (via @YS_Scoop)

foecuspastor “RT @human3rror: North Point Ministries launch NEW WEBSITE…! MUST SEE! http://is.gd/q6K3 // LOL!

ymgeek “I think this http://budurl.com/6y2a was my favorite Tech April Fools prank. They spent quite a bit of time on it. It’s even been twittering.”

7. thirdday (Third Day) wants us all to know about a sale on iTunes.
“FYI – Revelation is on sale at iTunes for $7.99 as of today. The sale will run through 4/13. http://tinyurl.com/d6n2nr

8. ymgeek (Youth Ministry Geek) was one of a few people to let us know about the possibility of Google acquiring Twitter.
“google in talks to aquire twitter? Interesting…http://budurl.com/fkcz

What did you learn this week from Twitter?

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