10,000 young Moldovans materialized seemingly out of nowhere last Tuesday to protest against Moldova’s Communist leadership, trashing government buildings, clashing with the police and throwing sofas out of windows. The sea of young people reflected the deep generation gap that has developed in Moldova, which is also a technological gap.
Technology was used to ignite the riot.
The young protesters used their generation’s tools, gathering the crowd through text-messaging, Facebook and Twitter.
The protesters created their own searchable tag on Twitter (#pman), rallying Moldovans to join and propelling events in this small former Soviet state onto a Twitter list of newly popular topics, so people around the world could keep track.
So, what do church leaders do with this? Is your church utilizing social networking to advance the gospel – or is it seen as “techno-stuff” that’s “just for the young people” and left out of any sort of mission strategy?
Jesus came to turn the world upside down with a movement of love, peace and healing. Can twitter help, or is it just a social tool that makes couches fly out of windows?