I get tweets, emails and phone calls weekly from people asking various questions about how we rock the internet campus at Gateway Church. It’s probably a good idea for me to put those thoughts and answers in one place.
Read the rest of the series – internet campus answers
Some of these things will seem obvious to some readers…bare with the new guys for a minute.
It’s a non-negotiable that you have twitter and use it, and I have yet to see a Twitter client that can match Tweetdeck. In Tweetdeck I am managing 5 Twitter accounts via 19+/- different columns. I can manage Twitter search feeds, lists and more.
Personally I have two Twitter accounts because I use one for missional content and one for leadership content. I was finding that the conversations I was having with church leaders around the country was so much different than the ones I was having with everyone else that I was selling someone short and hurting my message, so I launched @vincemarotte for churchie stuff. You can read my thoughts on Missional Social Media at ChurchCrunch.com.
You gots to have Gmail to be a communication Ninja. For real. Stop asking why and just get an account. Calendar, docs (with sharing and collaboration), chat, video chat, RSS reader and even manage multiple email accounts, I mangage 7.
Tokbox.com is a multi-user video chat platform and 90 percent of your needs can be accomplished with the free account. Online meetings, online small groups, interviews and more. It’s hard to believe something so rad can be free.
I love android. Don’t get me wrong, the iPhone is incredible, but since I live in Google, the real time syncing and the communication features of Android are tough to beat.
With the exception of my journal, I more or less run paperless and Devonthink helps with that. In a nutshell it’s a searchable dumping ground for all my data.
What are your weapons of choice?