What is a GIF?

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on February 14, 2017

in Facebook, social media, Twitter, website

If you want to add a little more life to your Facebook Pages and Tweets, you may want to look at GIFS.  What is a GIF (pronounced either with a soft g as in “jif” or with a hard g as in gift)?  GIF is an acronym for Graphics Interchange Format.  It is a file […]

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Videos with a Purpose

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on September 13, 2016

in Facebook, Twitter, Uncategorized, Video, website

Videos are becoming more popular on websites and social media every day. What about ministry sites?  How can we use videos to inspire, educate, invite our followers to grow in their faith, participate in activities, or share the story of our parish, diocese, religious community or organization? These are videos with a purpose and they […]

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  Yesterday, July 25, pilgrims from all over the world arrived in Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day which opens today and concludes with a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on Sunday, July 31.  More than 30,000 pilgrims along with 85 bishops from the U.S. are there.

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I have used the hashtags #NoMoreViolence #PrayforPeace too many times in the past few weeks.  It seems we cannot go more than a few days before we are confronted with another terrorist attack, killings and more recently attacks on our police officers.

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News on Twitter

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on June 7, 2016

in Twitter

Twitter is one of my favorite “news” tools. Notice, I did not say “social media” tools. Apple is now classifying Twitter as a “news” app rather than a social media app. This makes sense when we realize that Twitter is about real time happenings.

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Even if you are barely paying attention to the presidential primaries, you have heard Twitter mentioned multiple times. Candidates are making announcements, responding to supporters and critics, hurling insults and ridiculing opponents, fundraising, and sharing their views and stands in 140 characters, 24/7.

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