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The Church of Facebook: How the Hyperconnected Are Redefining Community

TitleThe Church of Facebook: How the Hyperconnected Are Redefining Community
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsRice, J
PublisherDavid C. Cook
CityColorado Springs, CO

A revolution is taking place, one profile at a time. Online social networks are connecting people like never before. And with millions of users, they’re creating a virtual world that erases all boundaries. It’s a movement that’s changing how we form relationships, perceive others, and shape our identity. Yet at their core, these sites reflect our need for community. Our need for intimacy, connection, and a place to simply belong. Are we seeing the future of the church? Do these networks help or hurt relationships? And what can these sites teach us about God and each other? The Church of Facebook explores these ideas and much more. Author Jesse Rice offers a revealing look at the wildly popular world of online social groups. From profiles, to The Wall, to status updates, to “poking,” Jesse shares what Facebook reveals about us, and what it may mean for the church.