Café Church Live: Social media and identity

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JohnClayton2002
18 March 2012 19:10
Hi from JC - live at Cafe Church.
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stendec63
18 March 2012 19:33
Looking forward to this evenings cafe church live tweets giving an interactive service via @ChristChSPkLive
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 19:36
Good evening... Welcome to Cafe Church at Christ Church. We'll be starting in a few minutes
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 19:52
The tables are filling up and the cake table is doing the opposite - but it is well stocked. People chatting and getting drinks.
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stendec63
18 March 2012 20:03
@ChristChSPkLive view from outside Link...
Photo posted on Twitter
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:03
We're starting with a video... Link... Facebook is the third largest "country" in the world
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:05
It would take 1000 years to watch all the videos on Youtube. 25 billion tweets were sent in 2010. Social media played a role in Arab Spring
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:07
Emily introducing... demonstrating a Facebook page. Ellen's secrets revealed! We're displaying the church Twitter feed on the screen.
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bogl
18 March 2012 20:08
Looking forward to following my first live-tweeted church service whilst brewing a tea and giving E some supper. Anyone DM me a cake?
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Zacharinio
18 March 2012 19:37
practicing reading out Facebook terms and conditions, as you do..
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:09
Zac reads the Facebook terms of service. They own everything anyone uploads. Discussion time... who owns my identity?
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stendec63
18 March 2012 20:11
@ChristChSPkLive Which identity do you mean? We think you have several
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bogl
18 March 2012 20:12
'Free' services on the web (email, FB, Twitter etc) cost: using your data to sell you stuff. Sometimes bothers me...like boiling a frog?
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:15
Matt: Identity like layers of an onion... deepest part in the middle, more superficial on the outside
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:18
Identity influenced by where you grow up, friends etc - we fit in with those around us. Online environment is different from real world
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:20
Now some quotes are being displayed on the screen... who said this? One about fashion... it's Lady Gaga
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:20
One from the US about creating jobs... it's Sarah Palin. Oh, dear, here's one of mine...
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philbanting
22 February 2012 19:14
A bad start to the Lenten fast... just eaten a huge dish of trifle left over from last night's Alpha course at our church.
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:22
"The Reloaded youth group had an overnight stay at a retreat centre..." Ellen, quoted on the Christ Church website
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:24
After floods in the Philippines, a warning about global warming... Al Gore. What do all these quotes tell us about the people who made them?
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:28
Matt says... RESPECT to everyone who made cakes for tonight!
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stendec63
18 March 2012 20:29
@ChristChSPkLive Bob H says a cup of builders tea and a cake please!
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Zacharinio
18 March 2012 20:29
Having a lovely apple doughnut, how very exciting @ChristChSPkLive
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Zacharinio
18 March 2012 20:33
Photo posted on Twitter
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:33
Question from John's table... Can you fall in love with God if you've never seen him?
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JohnClayton2002
18 March 2012 20:34
there are 41 people here this evening, how many use facebook or twitter i wonder?
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philbanting
18 March 2012 20:36
I'm live tweeting a Christ Church Cafe Church at @ChristChSPkLive. Difficult but fun!
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bogl
18 March 2012 20:39
Fall in love with God without seeing Him? Yes....but need to 'see' Him in your heart every day or the love grows colder...
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:38
Shown another video... Link... What if we treated people in real life as people do on Facebook? Strange way of interacting!
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:40
Ellen speaking... How do we communicate online? We may project a false image - more optimistic than the reality.
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:43
Can you guess what a person is really like just from their emails? (use of language, interests etc) Emily telling a brief story about this.
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bogl
18 March 2012 20:43
In real life I am more/less interesting than on Twitter/FB (delete where applicable)
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bogl
18 March 2012 20:46
Eleanor's view of social networking: we should use more eco-friendly ways of communicating like talking or mail
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:48
Matt speaking. Comments on Facebook not well thought out. People can't hear tone of voice so easy to misunderstand the real meaning.
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:50
But we can use wrong words face to face too... and there's no delete key there! our words may not convey what we really intend.
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:53
We crave relationships, but want to project a positive image of ourselves, so don't tell the whole truth. We screen out bad parts of life.
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bogl
18 March 2012 20:53
Agree with Matt. Not even emoticons convey feelings properly. Have sometimes had to take it offline due to misunderstandings.
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:55
God knows the whole truth about us, and still loves us. Colossians 3.12: God's holy people, truly and dearly loved.
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:57
Matt saw a woman with the word "Loved" on the back of her T-shirt. How she identified herself. If we're loved, there's no need for pretense.
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bogl
18 March 2012 20:56
Eleanor says 'goodnight, tell me what happens in the morning'
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:58
@bogl Good night Eleanor! Thanks for joining in.
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 20:59
Zephaniah 3.17: God takes great delight in us. He rejoices over us with singing.
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bogl
18 March 2012 20:59
Lucy says:I like the idea of Col 3:12 as status: chosen and dearly loved
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bogl
18 March 2012 21:00
Lucy again: And also now my favourite verse: He rejoice over me with singing
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 21:00
If we send someone a message or photo, think: will it help and encourage them? If God's loves us, needn't worry about others accepting us.
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JohnClayton2002
18 March 2012 21:00
facebook is like most inventions - its use can be used to good purpose but also can be really bad - good v evil as in all things
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bogl
18 March 2012 21:01
@JohnClayton2002 see also: the printing press!
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 21:03
We're finishing now, but Emily has posed a final question to think about... how can we have a Christian witness online?
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 21:04
A round of applause for Joy and Alison for cakes and drinks! Oh, and David and I got thanks for operating the computers.
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bogl
18 March 2012 21:06
Well that was great - thought-provoking stuff. And just about do-able combined with E's bedtime. Same time same place next week? ;-)
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bogl
18 March 2012 21:07
@ChristChSPkLive and so you should! Not an easy job. <APPLAUSE>
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 21:08
@bogl Only if someone else does the Twitter feed! Thanks for your comments - they've been going up on the screen.
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ChristChSPkLive
18 March 2012 21:15
We're shutting down here now... goodnight until next time!
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bogl
18 March 2012 21:16
@ChristChSPkLive too late for this? Link...
Cartoon via link posted on Twitter
Cakes on a table

The cake table didn't stay this full for long

People sitting at computer screens

Mission Control: Running the Twitter feed and the screen projection

Discussion around small tables

Discussion takes place all around the hall

People seated around the tables listen to a speaker at the front

Getting discussion feedback from the tables