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Benefits of Christian Social Networking

Aug 14, 2008
Traditional social networking websites like MySpace and Facebook are fine decisions for those who want to get in to the social networking scene. They have tens of millions of members and are constantly growing at a rapid pace. The websites also have tons of features and a variety of options. For some people, the immense size of a social network is actually a deterrent to joining, as huge social networks can be quite intimidating.

Also, there is no focus on the big social networks, as they target everyone who has a computer and Internet connection. Maybe you are interested in a smaller, more targeted social network, one that is not threatening in the least bit and is tailored to your specific needs. Entrepreneurs have recognized that religion is a huge part of people's lives, and thus have created social networks centered on a specific religion, usually Christianity, as it is the largest religion in the world.

Why should you choose a Christian social network over a regular social network? As was stated, these special networks are smaller and easier to navigate than the huge social networks that most people are familiar with. Also, you can be sure that you will not get in to any unpleasant debates about religion, as everybody is Christian. Some social networks even break things down further and center on a certain sect of Christianity, such as Protestantism or Catholicism.

Even though Christian social networks do not have as many members as the MySpaces or Facebooks, they retain most of the attractive features that made the original social networks popular. You can still create profiles, add pictures, host a blog, post in forums, and join groups, as well as document all your interests, beliefs, friends, and important events. Some sites even replicate the look and feel of MySpace to facilitate the transition over to their network. Therefore, if you have any qualms about joining a Christian social network because you think it will feel irregular, you can dispel those worries without any problems.

Parents should be especially interested in Christian social networks, as they are much safer and youth oriented than mainstream social media websites. In large social networks, it is impossible to escape adult oriented content, even if you are not seeking such content out. Also, Internet crime is rising, and criminals are using the protection of social networking websites to carry out their activities without fear of being caught.

A child is much more likely to get caught up in something like that on MySpace than on a Christian network. In addition, Christian parents most often would like to spread their values to their children, and what better way to do that than to convince children to become members of a religiously themed social network. That way, instead of time being wasted on the Internet. It is actually somewhat productive, as the child is increasing their faith, learning more about religion, and meeting like minded individuals.

Businesspeople can also find benefits in Christian social networks. Relationships are an integral part of conducting business, and having the same religion is a quick way to establish a basic relationship with nearly anybody. Subconsciously, people like to associate with others who are similar to them, and by openly sharing your religion (knowing no negative debate will come up about it), you establish common ground.
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