Yesterday afternoon I got along to the Fervr Launch Event down at the Courtyard Marriott, North Ryde.
It was good to see a whole bunch of Christians supporting Fervr. After mingling for a bit, we all sat down to listen to Eugene Hor talk about social media and how it fits into Christianity. The most helpful point being that the tools are there, we just need to use them to facilitate Christian community. A few ways that we can do this is by being regular, and Christ focused in our statuses, updates and responses. It’s also helpful to take note of peoples updates and to pray for them.
There was also a panel with representatives from Crusaders, Scripture Union, EMI and Google, as well as other web ninjas and media aficionado. There was some interesting discussion about Gen Y and their online habits, how to reach them and what not to do.
We heard from Kitty Fung, Fervr‘s marketing manager giving a rundown of what the site does, which is a general site with plenty of Christian content covering culture, reviews, Q&A and other helpful articles, video and audio clips. Then there’s the fervr groups; a customisable site for Christian groups to create and share information and media. It’s a great resource for those that are less tech savvy, as well as having the ability for greater customisation by those that are. I think the greatest and most useful feature is the ‘find-a-group‘ google map based search function.
Overall it was an enjoyable afternoon, good to catch up with Mark Earngey in the flesh as well as meet a couple of people, like Anthony Flatt.
I did have an awkward moment with Alison OpdeVeigh where she asked me if I needed her to run me through any information on the Scripture Union table, to which I responded no, and then turned down her followup of offering me a bag. I do apologise Alison, pretty girls that I don’t know tend to make me nervous and less communicative.