2012 – digital opportunities in the year ahead

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year of 2012Digital technology years seem to run seven times faster than real time, like dog lives. What developments may be significant for us in 2012?

The three-fold cord of mobile phones, social networking and video shorts will surely continue to grow in significance. India will have 200 million new mobile accounts during the year, and release the $50 Tablet for Schools.

A 4-week distance-learning course in mobile ministry starts this week – there is still time to sign up. Also still open for booking: the 8-11 Feb ICCM conference in Netherlands.

April 29 will be Internet Evangelism Day, and the whole month of April is designated Digital Outreach Month. (Here’s a ready-made short news item to use in print or online.) This is a great time for churches to investigate the huge potential of digital, and perhaps also consider whether to appoint a Digital Advocate.

2012 will surely be a year of great uncertainty and stress for many people, and there are many ways that we can connect with them online.

Read more on all these opportunities.

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