The Second Eclectic

Technology changes how we relate to God and each other

Business: People < Money

Facebook users have been change resistant. Facebook has been creating change to improve their ability to advertise. Even still Fast Company says Facebook can’t justify its $15bn valuation. That’s probably true.

Twitter’s facing similar issues, money-wise. But it doesn’t seem to be doing much about it. That’s surprising, and I wonder what their motives are.

It’s strange that something we used to connect with each other became about money. It’s as though making connections with people—human interaction—isn’t its own justification.

Well, no business can make “human interaction” its bottom line. Most would die. (Though most do anyway.)

We’ve moved from “social networking” to “social media.” We’ve changed it from being about people to being about money. No, it’s not anything new, but what if we made community our business, instead of competition.

Or maybe that’s what the church could do.