I just added the twitter widget to my blog. I'm going to try it for a few days. If you don't know about twitter, its a social networking program that is going to automatically text or email me periodically and ask me, "What are you doing?" and I'm supposed to respond. Answers might include, "watching a movie" or "working late" or "at dinner with my family." These responses can then be shared with people who choose to "follow me" - and the responses will be posted on my blog, making it even more personal.
As I consider these applications and how they might be harnessed for church communications, I think it's important to try them before I recommend or judge them. My first reaction to twitter was, "that's ridiculous." And then I thought about the power it might hold for a small groups or student ministries, or a special event promotion (you could twitter the planning for an event). So, here we go. I'm going to twitter. I have a feeling it may seem like "stalker." I'll let you know.