Social networking - keeping in contact through such online media as blogs, Facebook, and Twitter - is becoming ever more commonplace. As I've mentioned before, women are prime candidates for addiction to social networking because of our social nature. I recently read an excellent article entitled The Blessings and Pitfalls of Social Networking by Pastor Paul Chappell. I wanted to pass it along to you, as I believe the things Pastor Chappell says in this article are valuable and worthy of our consideration. I noted that he mentioned several more pitfalls to social networking than there are blessings - something to consider! His spiritual admonitions are especially helpful, and his conclusion mirrors my desire: May we endeavor to walk in the Spirit and apply biblical principles as we use technology to glorify Him.
There's no doubt that social networking is here to stay. I'm increasingly aware that we need to be mindful of our time and intentions as we interact with each other online and learn to use the available technology wisely!