Apr 7, 2014
Where the Hashtag Meets Holiness
Twitter has obviously become a huge tool for mass communication. Its role in marketing is gigantic. What about other types of mass communication, though? What about religion?
Many of those living here in Utah know that many of the leaders of the LDS faith have Twitter accounts. That may come as a surprise to some. Can you picture old, religious men, all dressed in suit and tie, tweeting as they walk? If you think that’s odd, consider these shocking tweeters.
Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama share their words of wisdom through the Twitter network! Can you believe it?! I think that what makes this so hard to imagine is that tweeting, by its very nature, requires you to carry your phone around with you and comment on the happenings of your life. Let’s be realistic, though, and face the reality that there is probably a person, maybe even a team, assigned with this responsibility.
Maybe someday I’ll have a personal assistant to do my tweeting for me. ‘Til then, I’ll only wear clothes that have pockets for my phone.