Ten Commandments of Social Networking
Posted by Allison Fine on October 1, 2010
Here is a fun article by Jonah Lowenfeld of the Jewish Journal of LA, The Ten Commandments of Social Networking.
My favorites are:
1. I am the Web. “Thy God?” No, but don’t ignore my power.
Using social media is no longer optional. Across the denominational spectrum, leaders of communities and congregations are reaching out to Jews online.
3. Don’t hate the slacktivists. It’s all right to click in vain. (OK, I contributed to that one!)
Lou Cove, executive director of Reboot, a network of Jews thinking creatively about how to adapt Jewish traditions and rituals to today’s world, suggested another possible benefit to slacktivism: “The one advantage of friending and liking—even if you yourself don’t do much more—is that other people are going to see it,” Cove said, “and that might be the person who will get really inspired by it.”
But my favorite is this one:
4. Remember the Sabbath, keep it holy—and unplug.
In January, Reboot began circulating and discussing a list of 10 principles intended to help people carve a day of rest out of their hectic weeks. They called it the “Sabbath Manifesto”, and the first idea—“Avoid technology”—attracted the most attention.
I started shutting down for Sabbath a few months ago and LOVE it. Give it a try, it’s like a mini vacation every week. Only three hours to shutdown!
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