Tips for using social media

The UUA blog New Media for Unitarian Universalists has an overview of the opportunities and challenges of using social media in congregations. Topics include building online relationships with those who visit your congregation, and sorting out when and why to use various new media, including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, podcasting, and YouTube.

The blog includes a video of a presentation by Shelby Meyerhoff, the UUA’s public witness specialist, to the Massachusetts Bay District’s 2010 Spring Conference on the topic of using social media.

The blog also has a Frequently Asked Questions section, one on “Getting Started” with new media, and separate sections on specific tools like Facebook and podcasts.