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The papacy can seem anachronistic with the rapidly-evolving world of the Internet, but Pope Francis seems to be rather in tune with the digital age. He offered some keen wisdom about the Internet and our lifestyle of digital communication in a statement today. But among the many quote-worthy bits, the best one is that he called the Internet “a gift from God”. He noted that the Internet “offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity”, and he underscored the importance of being connected by cautioning that people who aren’t connected to social media are at risk of being left behind. He’s not talking necessarily about luddites or hermits-by-choice,... Read more...
What have you 'Liked' today? Anything? Probably a lot of things. Well over 500 million Facebook accounts exist, and that number is growing rapidly every single day. The world is becoming more of a digital one, and it's safe to say we're living in a "digital age." With social networking becoming so prominent and playing such a huge role in our everyday lives, it's oftentimes easy to forget about the humans that actually surround us. Are we more fixated on online friends than our actual, physical neighbors? It's a real question, and it's a real concern according to Pope Benedict. The Pope touched on a number of digital aspects in a speech on Monday, praising social networking for its ability to... Read more...
The Pope has embraced social networking. No, you can't poke him or send him a private message, but the Vatican has indeed launched a Facebook page for the Pope as well as a Facebook application called "The Pope meets you on Facebook" which will allow users to "receive the messages of Pope Benedict XVI through the most important social network of the world" (MySpace, you've been dissed).  It's an interesting move, because earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI warned against the dangers of possibly becoming addicted to technology, specifically social networking. His warning then was: "It would be sad if our desire to sustain and develop online friendships were to be at the cost of our availability... Read more...