Monday, September 05, 2011

Jesus Daily on Facebook Nurtures Highly Active Fans - NYTimes.com

Tangentially, also see What Would Jesus Hack? (a cybertheology snapshot in The Economist)

For the last three months, more people have “Liked,” commented and shared content on the Jesus Daily than on any other Facebook page, including Justin Bieber’s page, according to a weekly analysis by AllFacebook.com, an industry blog. “I wanted to provide people with encouragement,” said Dr. Tabor, who keeps his diet business on a separate Facebook page. “And I thought I would give it a news spin by calling it daily.”

Facebook and other social media tools have changed the way people communicate, work, find each other and fall in love. While it’s too early to say that social media have transformed the way people practice religion, the number of people discussing faith on Facebook has significantly increased in the last year, according to company officials.

Jesus Daily on Facebook Nurtures Highly Active Fans - NYTimes.com

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