As Christians we often talk about the Imago Dei—the Image of God. I think all Christians would like to be healthy and effective witnesses, so here is my recommendation for how we can do better at loving the world in social media, and how we can be more discerning.
In this symposium style review, Matt Drissell (Associate Professor of Art), Leah Zuidema (Vice President for Online & Graduate Education), and Dave Mulder (Associate Professor of Education) each bring perspectives from their area of expertise to discuss Jenny Odell's book.
Singer and Brooking bring these things to bear in their book, a clarion call for governments, corporations, and individuals alike to take stock of the impact of social media in our contemporary age. Even if warfare and public policy aren’t your thing, Singer and Brooking’s message should not be ignored.
Few things will give you a better glimpse at total depravity in action than browsing the comments section of an online publication. How do we disrupt the cycle of unproductive, unloving public dialogue and resist the impulse to hide behind relative anonymity?
Cell phones and social media have changed the landscape of communication and society.
Slacktivism requires minimal effort and can often even assuage our guilt about being overly consumeristic—by being consumers—but for a good cause.