Biting the Social Media Hand That Feeds Me

You've heard the line, "Don't bite the hand that feeds you."

Well, I am going to bite the very hand that delivers my ideas to you. Or better . . . I am going to let a few other thoughtful authors "bite the hand of Social Media."

Quentin Shultze talking about the massive amount of information now available to us says it is little more than: "endless volleys of nonsense, folly, and rumor masquerading as knowledge, wisdom and even truth." 

John Dyer says: "Social media relentlessly asks us to publish our personal opinions on anything and everything that happens. There is no time for reflection in prayer, no place for discussion with other flesh and blood image bearers, and no incentive to remain silent."

We can't get away from Social Media or from using it.

All we can do is honestly understand its SEVERE limitations that are because of its very nature.

And work our hardest at understanding that just as "all that glitters is not gold" not everything you read on the internet is true, useful, good, or even worth your time.

And maybe one of the most counter-cultural activities we can do as followers of Jesus... as people who love The WORD... as those called to prayer, reflection, thoughtfulness and wisdom...

...is to disconnect from time to time, make space for silence and solitude, and practice the "gentle art of Social Media Skepticism."

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International
BrianRice@lcileaders.org