Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Social Media on the brain

Published September 24, 2010

It is a social media bonanza here at the Georgia Bulletin.

Thursday night at Taco Mac near the Perimeter Mall, several folks involved with the new media gathered. It was the meeting of the Catholic social media users group in the Big Peach. There were podcasters, ‘tweeters,’ writers, leaders with Star Quest Production Network and others.

A ring leader was Greg Willets, of Catholics Next Door, who wanted to see if there was interest in sharing ideas, learning from each other and set up a sounding board for the pro and novice alike.

Answer: Yes.

There’s a Facebook page to keep up with news.

Today is also a second social media event. It is a Web-inar hosted by the Catholic Press Association about “Using Social Media: Best Practices.”

Helen Osman , the secretary for communications for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is leading the discussion. A bunch of people here at the newspaper and others from communications at the archdiocese are attending.

If I get the green light, I’ll share any tip sheets I come across.

Staff Writer


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