User-Generated Media


Often when I’m asked to speak on Church 2.0 I compare the parallels between Web 2.0 and the Church. One thing that I usually point to is user-generated media (such as blogging, podcasting and uploading videos) and user-generated ministry – when people actually take ownership of a ministry, take the ball and run with it.

Over the last few weeks it’s been fascinating to watch the user-generated nature of how people are voicing and showing support for Iran on tools such as Twitter (in the picture seen above). Though the foreign press was kicked out of the country, the people have let their voice be heard via social media and social networking tools. Again, I’m amazed by it.

If you’re not familiar with it, as you can see above, many people have changed the color of their avatar or Twitter picture to one that is green in someway. Green shows support for a free Iran. Below is a blog post that documented the show of support as it started a while back. Click on the picture to read the blog.


Last night I followed the Texas Rangers baseball game via someone’s tweets. What a time to be alive. What are your thoughts on user-generated media?