Welcome to the Internet Poll Results

July 31, 2007 by

2007_07_31internetpoll.jpgLast week we asked if your church utilizes any web 2.0 technologies. Here are the results:

The good news is that the most used technology is social networking. Networking socially is important, you know? The bad news is that the most used technology is only used by 20% of respondents. Right after social networking is blogging, which 19% of your churches use. It’s really a great tool, you other 81% should check it out (The Blogging Church can help get you started).

Lately, we’ve talked a lot about online video. And 16% of you are already on that train; good for you! 12% of you post pictures to a photo site. What kind of innovative things do you use photo sharing for? You guys should link to those in the comments.

Rounding out the bottom, 7% of you do something else web 2.0ish and 1% of you have a wiki. Cool.

15% of you are still working on web 1.0, and 10% of you have no idea what web 2.0 is. Wikipedia can tell you, or you can check out our series on What Web 2.0 Means for the Church.

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3 Responses to “Welcome to the Internet Poll Results”

  • Adam Gregory
    July 31, 2007

    Now I hope I don’t make a foll of myself, but exactly are you referring to when you say “a wiki”. the wkipedia site?, a customizable page?, what?
    I mean I am an web developer and a pretty good IT guy but I have to admit that I am not sure exactly what it is wiki refers to in this poll.

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  • A.B. Dada
    August 1, 2007

    I really wish more congregations embraced the decentralization of Web 2.0. I remember the furor of my congregation when a link to an alternative doctrine was posted on their forums — total shutdown after that. No photosharing, no blog, no wiki.
    There’s a certain Presidential political candidate out there who has a website with almost no information — but utilizes ALL the biggies of the Web 2.0 atmosphere: MeetUp for scheduling, MySpace for blogging, YouTube for video, etc, etc, etc. I don’t see any reason why each congregation needs to reinvent the wheel when there is so much technology out there — free, too! And an audience within those technologies.

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  • Kevin D. Hendricks
    August 1, 2007

    Adam, a wiki refers to the general software (or application or whatever you call it) that lets multiple users collaborate. It’s what runs wikipedia, though that’s just one small use of a wiki.
    A church using a wiki could let anyone update information about upcoming events or various ministries. The idea is that the people involved in each ministry know all the details, so let them update the info.
    It’s obviously not for everybody since you’re very much decentralizing control, but apparently 1% are using it. ;-)

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