The God of Progress

An intriguing essay on a point that has been made repeatedly about American religion, particularly its inextricable connections to cultural materialism and scientific progress... Our modern world tries extremely hard to protect us from the sort of existential moments experienced by Mill and Russell. Netflix, air-conditioning, sex apps, Alexa, kale, Pilates, Spotify, Twitter … they’re [...]

Instagram Party Accounts

Only a matter of time before us 40-year-olds start spinning up Instagram party accounts (just like we took over Facebook)!... While Facebook event pages make clear who their organizers are, Instagram party accounts frequently don’t divulge that information. The anonymity of a party page allows for plausible deniability if the account gets discovered by a [...]

Tackling Tech Bias for People with Disabilities

Fantastic post... every organization, nonprofit, and church could gain valuable insight from the takeaways here: The best path ahead is to seek out the affected stakeholders and work with them towards a fair and equitable system. If we can identify and remove bias against people with disabilities from our technologies, we will be taking an [...]

NASCAR’s Social Media Leaderboard

Marketing and NASCAR are two of my longtime passions (lots of overlap on that Venn Diagram)... so I couldn't resist sharing these stats. Interesting to note that Danica retired from NASCAR after this year's Daytona 500... that doesn't say very good things about the health of the sport from a marketing perspective. Kyle Busch led [...]

The future of computers

In-ear devices will be the way we interface with our "computers" (AI assistants) within the next decade... Kuo reportedly says that AirPods are Apple’s most popular accessory ever, and predicts that the company will go from selling 16 million in 2017 to more than 100 million by 2021. — Read on www.theverge.com/2018/12/2/18122232/apple-airpods-upgrade-first-quarter-2019-ming-chi-kuo-rumors

Churches, We Need to Talk About Website Accessibility (and Discrimination)

"Failure to comply with Section 508 of the Department of Justice’s ADA (American with Disabilities Act) Standards for Accessible Design could expose your company to hefty fines, the risk of expensive criminal and civil litigation as well as a reputation for being unfriendly to the disabled." https://userway.org/ I'm going to make a rant here. Forgive me [...]

Instagram Stories Maker (for Churches, Nonprofits etc)

‎ Just this past week I was having coffee with a friend who volunteers to manage all the social media and website duties for his church (bless them). They're savvy and very good about getting their church on Facebook Live each Sunday and creating shareable content throughout the week. I brought up Instagram Stories during [...]

Keep your WordPress Site Plug-ins Updated

Now more than ever... After its removal from the WordPress plugin repository yesterday, the popular plugin WP GDPR Compliance released version 1.4.3, an update which patched multiple critical vulnerabilities. — Read on www.wordfence.com/blog/2018/11/privilege-escalation-flaw-in-wp-gdpr-compliance-plugin-exploited-in-the-wild/