Are you in control of your information? Do you know what information you should and should not share on Facebook? Here are my thoughts on how a missionary should use the wonderful tool that is Facebook. Not everything is great about Facebook, but it can be used in a great way.
Posts in the Social Networking Category at Missionary Geek
Do you use Single Sign-On systems like Facebook Connect or OpenID? This should be viewed as a single point of failure and security compromise for missionaries living in closed countries. Particularly Facebook Connect scares me. What about you?
Download a local copy of your Facebook profile as a backup. Do you remember when that new church member accepted the Lord? Facebook does if you wrote it as a status update. I will tell you how to easily find it in your profile backup.
There are many Facebook applications that allow you to pull your website’s RSS feed into your Facebook profile. However, they have been slow to gather information and do not drive readers to your site. Until now.
If Facebook disappeared tomorrow would your friends and supporters have any way of getting news and information from your ministry?
Most of us have more people reading what we post on Facebook on a daily basis than what we post at our own websites. There is an automatic way to pull your website information into Facebook. Read on to find out how.