Praying for Social Media Users and Developers

You may have registered that BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme came in part from Twitter’s U.K. headquarters this morning. It reminded me that we need to pray for Social Media users — not just ourselves, the end consumers, so to say, but those who work for the organizations that develop the technologies Social Media depend on and monitor their use. During Lent a number of people decided they were going to abandon some platforms, notably Facebook, and while I sympathize with their stated reasons (they had become addicted, it was taking up too much time, the nastiness of many posts, etc, etc), I know it is not the solution the community here will adopt. Social Media in various forms is here to stay for the foreseeable future; so not only ought we to try to learn how to make the best use of it, we ought also to try to make sure that it is in itself the best we can make it. This morning I’m praying especially for Twitter and Snapchat, both users and developers. Please join me.

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