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  • Inspiration pinned: The rise of spiritual quotes on Pinterest

    Oct 26, 2012 | New Media Project

    By Adam J. Copeland, guest blogger | “Be uncommon.” “You are always stronger than you think you are.” “Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too.” These are three of the many quotes on my Pinterest pinboard. Though originally designed with design-related images in mind, Pinterest has become a prime destination for the sharing of inspirational quotes, many of which have religious undertones.

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  • Extra! Extra! Tweet all about it!

    Oct 23, 2012 | New Media Project

    By Lerone A. Martin | Social and mobile media will overtake television as the most widely used and accepted mass medium for religious consumption. Trendy religious media have long mimicked the practices of fashionable news mediums. Well-known entrepreneurs of religious media have historically utilized the most popular news mediums of their day for religious purposes.

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  • The Internet of things

    Oct 16, 2012 | New Media Project

    By Kathryn Reklis | This past week I attended the Lilly Website Consultation, a yearly gathering of program leaders from projects funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc. whose work includes significant web presence. I was fortunate enough to talk with the participants about the work of the New Media Project and to share many of our findings and recommendations.

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  • The old rugged hymnal: New songs and old media

    Oct 12, 2012 | New Media Project

    By Adam J. Copeland, guest blogger | The denomination with which I’m affiliated, the Presbyterian Church (USA), has developed a new hymnal to be published next year. Of this undertaking many have wondered: in the year 2013, should we be publishing printed paper hymnals in addition to hymnals in electronic book form and ones intended solely for digital projection?

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  • "Don’t let the world squeeze you into its mold"

    Oct 09, 2012 | New Media Project

    By Jim Rice | At the Emmy Awards a few weeks ago, host Jimmy Kimmel engaged in a social media stunt with 30 Rock’s Tracy Morgan, presumably an attempt to gin up some increased Nielsen numbers and gain some bona fides with watchers in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

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