Facebook Can Be Fun or Facebook Can Be Fatal

Instant… Global… Permanent…

These three words describe our comments and pictures on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. Think for a moment about the magnitude of that… instant… global… permanent. I don’t know about you, but that sends a rush of fear through my heart. So much so that I wrote a “Social Media Policy” for our staff at Crosspoint Church. Because it translates well on a personal level, too, I thought I’d share it with you.

  • Keep it clean. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 says, “Abstain from all appearance of evil.”
  • Keep it nice. Respect people. Don’t engage in negative dialog or word wars.
  • Keep it private. Don’t vent personal frustrations.
  • Keep it neutral. Refrain from political opinions. We don’t want to alienate people we are trying to reach.
  • Keep it short. Proverbs 10:19 says, “In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise.”
  • Keep it smart. Think before you post. You can’t take it back. Ask, “Is it helpful? Is it needed?”
  • Keep it fun. It’s ok to have fun and reveal your personality!

You can find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beckyselbyalexander. If you decide to send me a friend request, I promise I’ll try to behave.

Facebook Fun

One thought on “Facebook Can Be Fun or Facebook Can Be Fatal

  1. Kathy. Hacker says:

    Do you have a list of all the places you went on your trip?
    I REALLY would like that!

    My brother, sister inlaw, Eddie and I just got back from two weeks driving to Niagara falls, Maine, and home. Beautiful scenery, great food, interesting people.

    Think I might like your trip too!

    How’s your hand? You looked great playing piano.

    Really like your Facebook thoughts.



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