Twitter vs Facebook

September 14, 2011

Over the past 6 months I’ve made somewhat of a transition from facebook to Twitter. I still use both, I just use Twitter more frequently. A month ago I read a funny tweet that said “Facebook is for connecting with people you went to high school with, Twitter is for connecting with people you wish you went to high school with.” I think tweets are just easier for me to digest. Shorter, quicker and simpler.

I’ve noticed a trend of my high school friends gradually making this same transition. I know life is already too complicated, but if you are a YL leader and not yet on Twitter, I’d recommend getting on board. If anything, its a great way to have extra insight into the lives of your high school friends. Its uncanny how much more transparent my high school friends are on Twitter versus facebook.

Twitter is also a great place to be encouraged and challenged. Crazy how 140 characters can hold such power. Here are a few of the Twitter gems I have recently read and ReTweeted:

-“I say I don’t have time when what I actually lack is compassion. People own watches; love owns time.” (via Bob Goff)

-“Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.” -Victor Hugo. Our job as YL leaders is to convince kids they are loved. (via JR Briggs)

-“The man who turned water into wine can turn anger into forgiveness, fear into resolve and our intentions to action” YL talk idea? (via Bob Goff)

-“I am convinced that the necessity of prayer, & to pray unceasingly,is not as much based on our desire for God as on God’s desire for us.” (via Henri Nouwen)

-“Often we are not able to cure, but we are always able to care. To care is to be human.” (via Henri Nouwen)

-“Risk being rejected by kids today. “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken.” (via CS Lewis)

-“We’re not called to be successful, just faithful.”

– “Love is an action first, a feeling second. If you love people, eventually you’ll come to like them.” One reason why we should do contact work even when we don’t feel like, even when kids reject us, even when they are hard to love. (via Tim Keller)

-“Teenagers don’t choose their friends. They gravitate toward environments of acceptance.” (via Andy Stanley)

Have you noticed your friends in high school jumping on the Twitter train or is it just me?

I’m going to create a Twitter account today for our YL club to use in addition to our Facebook group. I know many clubs have already done this so thanks for leading the way!

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