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April 2014 Conference Report in GIFs

April 8, 2014
April 2014 Conference Report in GIFs

Here are a few highlights from this weekend’s General Conference as told in GIFs.  

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Posted in Agency, Alternative Sunday School Lessons, Faith, General Conference, Mormon Culture, Women | 16 Comments »

Missionaries on Facebook (Weekend Poll)

January 18, 2014
Missionaries on Facebook (Weekend Poll)

Have you seen the missionaries on Facebook?  What do you think?  Genius idea, moronic, or somewhere in between? Discuss.

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Posted in Agency, Anti-Mormon, Apostasy, Church Policy, Faith, Freedom, Mission, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 19 Comments »

Facebook Police (Weekend Poll)

December 7, 2013
Facebook Police (Weekend Poll)

When it comes to LDS people and Facebook status updates or photos, what are the boundaries?  Should ward members or bishops ever intervene if someone’s status updates or photos violate LDS standards?  Or should people consider Facebook friendships a privilege they should treat with respect by not policing each others’ behavior?  What if someone was […]

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Posted in Agency, America, Apostasy, Church Policy, Faith, Freedom, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 14 Comments »

Friends or Lovers?

July 11, 2013
Friends or Lovers?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably read a gushy line like this on Facebook: Lately I’ve been thinking about how incredibly awesome my husband is. I’m so grateful for my best friend and all that he does for our family, he’s gonna make the best dad ever! Love you husband!! “Best Friend”?  Really?  Isn’t that […]

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Posted in Mormon | 22 Comments »

Weekend Poll: Historic Mission Changes!

June 29, 2013
Weekend Poll:  Historic Mission Changes!

There have been many changes to LDS missions in the last year:  ages for both men and women being lowered, a surge in the number of missionaries serving, the numbers of women increasing to nearly 50% of the total pool, and now the announcement that missionaries will begin to use social media in chapels as […]

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Posted in Church Policy, Mission, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Technology, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Why Can’t We Be Friends? Weekend Poll

June 8, 2013
Why Can’t We Be Friends?  Weekend Poll

Some people have lots of Facebook friends.  Some people are more selective.  People with over 1000 friends have occasionally been called Facebook hos.  There are probably Facebook hermits, too.  And there are even Facebook avoiders among us.  Where do you fall in the spectrum of Facebook friendliness? Discuss.

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Posted in Agency, Mormon, Mormon Culture | 8 Comments »

Facebook Proclamations

June 3, 2013
Facebook Proclamations

I am amazed at how much time people spend on Facebook.  I post rarely, though it is nice to stay in touch with people growing up, even if I don’t comment.  A few years ago, I noticed on Facebook an announcement from one of my Facebook “friends.” He posted his resignation letter from the LDS […]

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Posted in Mormon, Technology | 10 Comments »

Resolved: Facebook is Consuming the Bloggernacle

December 7, 2012
Resolved:  Facebook is Consuming the Bloggernacle

On the affirmative side, closed groups for comments, questions and discussion have drawn away huge numbers of commenters from a number of sites on all spectrums. In addition, the feedback, comment structure and immediacy seem to appeal to many. On the con side, well, who is arguing against this point? Other than the fact that […]

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Posted in Uncategorized | 15 Comments »

Facebook Feeding Frenzy: New Weekly Series

November 9, 2012
Facebook Feeding Frenzy:  New Weekly Series

I am a Facebook Ho, self-defined as someone with >500 Facebook friends.  Most of the status updates I see fall into the following categories:  proud parenting moments, political rants, food talk, Stuart Smalley style affirmations, and a few things actually worth reading. What are your friends saying this week?  Here are a few comments from […]

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Posted in Politics | 10 Comments »

Quick Poll: Likes & Dislikes

February 24, 2012
Quick Poll: Likes & Dislikes

Andrew S’s recent post about what makes a good discussion resulted in some feedback that for some of our Wheat & Tares audience, using the “dislike” button seems like a way for people to bully unpopular opinions into silence and that at times the dislike button is used based on the person vs. the merit […]

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Posted in Mormon Culture | 62 Comments »

Facebook Faux Pas

March 22, 2011
Facebook Faux Pas

No doubt, Facebook has changed all our lives in making it easier to stay in touch with friends across distances and to reconnect with friends from different phases of our lives.  It has also created a subculture with its own code of behavior, social niceties and infractions. Some unforeseen benefits to Facebook that you may […]

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Posted in Uncategorized | 29 Comments »

Why I Declined the Facebook Invitation to Support Egyptian Protesters

February 6, 2011
egyptian protesters

Last week I was invited to join a facebook “event” – A Virtual “March of Millions” in Solidarity with Egyptian Protestors. How exciting it looked, with its fanpage and impassioned wall posts! “Egypt, you are the family of all nations,” one supporter wrote, “and we stand by you in your struggle for freedom and democracy. As […]

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Posted in Freedom, Uncategorized, Violence | 76 Comments »

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