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By now, you may have heard the terms being used interchangeably: social media and new media. I bet you are even on facebook. Did you know that Wycliffe USA has both a page and cause page?

Why is Wycliffe engaging social media? Quite simply, it digitalizes the way Wycliffe began, through networking with friends and families to gain support for our work. By using social media as a tool, we can reach more people who are interested in reaching the last minority language groups in the world.

Since you are reading this blog, you now know and understand WordPress, and you’ve probably heard of Twitter, maybe even tried it, quit it, and didn’t get it. Twitter is a micro blog that enables users to see what is going on with friends and networks in 140 characters or less. Here’s a brief video that explains it:

Wycliffe will use social media to share photos of our work on flickr. We love that we are able to share high-res photos and can categorize, tag, and organize into photo sets.

Guatemalan children receiving Scripture for the first time

Guatemalan children receiving Scripture for the first time

The same can be said about sharing our videos on Youtube on Wycliffe USAs channel. The catch here is that they aren’t high resolution but we are working on a solution so that you may share our videos with your social networks in high resolution.

And yes, we do and will engage in different social media applications and will stay current and up-to-date with the latest methods to share our work until all have heard. To view all the social media applications Wycliffe USA is currently using, please visit: http://www.google.com/profiles/wycliffeusa

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Wycliffe set to travel to Africa

A team from Wycliffe Bible Translators will be traveling to Uganda and Tanzania soon. The trip, set for May 15-19, 2009, is open to media. You can find out more here.

This blog will be updated with more details as the trip gets closer. Be sure to check back during the week of May 15-19 to hear stories directly from the field.

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