The Gospel according to Facebook

Social Media has become the new public pedagogy.  The internet in the context of educating our youth is the new informal curriculum that has become an incubator of cultural and social capital in the economy of knowledge. Young people negotiate and construct their identities through culture, experience and symbols, much of which occurs in mediated spaces of public pedagogy like Facebook. Facebook has been referred to in scholarly circles as a “technology gospel” because of its structure and ability to shape social norms, behavior, and influence young people’s view of technology, creating habits and allowing certain experiences to be foundational for their identity development. 

Check out the video below about Social Media. What do you think are the implications for educators, church leaders and our community with regards to the Gospel according to Facebook?

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