Monday, November 22, 2010 • 12:01 am
Last week, a pastor in New Jersey, Rev. Cedric Miller, made somewhat global news by his edict to many couples in his congregation to delete their Facebook accounts as he witnessed evidence that FB was ruining marriages since it was a “portal to infidelity.”
The news – in itself – was fascinating and worth discussing but unfortunately, the story got a little more sensational (in a bad way) as news surfaced that the pastor engaged in some inappropriate relationships in his personal past.
In court testimony he gave in April 2003, Miller said his wife had an extramarital affair with the church assistant. Miller said he participated in many of the sexual encounters and said the assistant’s wife was sometimes present, too.
Miller said the dalliances — which occurred in the Millers’ home — sometimes took place during Thursday Bible study meetings and Sundays after church. But the minister said the encounters “came to a crashing halt” when several women in the church accused the assistant of having sex with them. [yahoo news]
What? Huh? I’m not even sure how to respond to this so I won’t… Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , facebook, marriage, relationships, rev. cedric miller
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 • 1:11 am
What in the world happened to MySpace? Did Robert Murdoch make a bad investment when he purchased MySpace for 580 million dollars in 2005? At one point, people were referring to MySpace as a potential Google killer. Wow – how fast things change.
I never had a MySpace account but dabbled with Q Cafe’s MySpace account and wasn’t impressed. But recents news [shared below] via the Guardian UK is not news to anyone, right? MySpace – Web 2.0′s darling a few years ago is now less than half the size of it’s younger rival, Facebook, and now officically in decline.
So, here are my questions in an attempt to better understand the fast changing aspect of social media and post Web 2.0.
What happened to MySpace? Will it be around 5 years from now?
We all know that businesses come and go; New trends come and go. But in light of our incredibly fast changing world especially via technology Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , facebook, myspace, technology, twitter
Saturday, December 6, 2008 • 2:15 am
I hope that while this entry topic might not be as alluring as your top search engine topics like Britney Spears and Barack Obama, you’ll take a few minutes to read up the progress of our global poverty organization. This has been one of the most humbling seasons of our life. When we went public with our vision to give our year’s salary to start this poverty initiative, we had absolutely no idea about what was in store with the financial crisis and meltdown. Our convictions have been tested but each time we think about how “bad” we have it, we’re reminded of the grave situation for the poorest of the poor – those affected by “extreme global poverty.”
Here’s 5 Updates on our Progress:
- FACEBOOK. On Friday, December 5, our Facebook Group – which can be accessed at http://fightglobalpoverty.com – surpassed 200,000 members. It’s pretty amazing considering we started the group on May 15, 2008. While there are no guarantees if folks will ultimately support our organization, it confirms our aspiration for our initiative in helping change the world:
Human Relationships + Technology + [Vision] = Movement Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: seattle, technology, compassion, facebook, global poverty, NGO, philantrophy, poverty
Saturday, June 21, 2008 • 1:17 am
After mocking social networking sites for awhile, I finally joined Facebook one year ago. And while there are still some things that I strongly dislike about Facebook [e.g. constant invitations to Applications], I am a big fan. It works. I’ve reconnected with friends from high school and college. And Facebook is helping me to stay connected to the growing community at Quest.
But asides from just connecting with past and current friends, I’ve been dreaming how to leverage the power of technology and the internet to further social causes. This is one of the primary hopes with the new organization we are working on. How do we utilize and converge technology and human relationships to fight global poverty?
With that in mind, I started this GROUP on Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: family, health, technology, facebook
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 • 1:07 am
All along…I thought Bill Gates was my friend. But he hasn’t returned any of my requests. What’s up Bill?
He was generous enough [through the Gates Foundation via the Seattle Foundation] to throw several G’s to help with the vision of Q Cafe in the early years. However, he hasn’t returned any of my friend requests on Facebook. I thought we were tight like that but after couple months, I hadn’t heard from him. I was starting to take it personally but I know he’s been busy with with the transition from Microsoft. But then again, I figured he’d now have some extra time with retirement. Or maybe he’s secretly upset that Yahoo has initially spurned Microsoft’s offer? Or maybe he’s bummed about Starbucks no longer offering sandwiches at their “cafes?” Or maybe he’s upset about the real estate prices in Seattle? The Sonics likely move out of Seattle?
What’s up Billy?
But today, I found out why he hasn’t returned my friend request… Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: entertainment, technology, bill gates, facebook