God moves in mysterious ways, as the phrase says. However, it seems that God’s followers are not using mysterious ways at all to share, spread and communicate their faith : the Pope is tweeting, God’s got a facebook page and American biggest churches are all registered on Foursquare. St. Patrick’s church in NewYork registered 28,438 check-ins!
In an article released by Mashable, Buzzplant, a Christian-based digital advertising agency, surveyed churches to see how they’re using social media within their organization. More than 30% of churches surveyed said they update Facebook each day, while close to 15% said they never use the network.
Just under half of those surveyed say social media is the most effective method of communication, while about 25% prefer the more traditional method — knocking on doors.
Spotistic took the oppprtunity to delve into religion in America by drawing a comparison between Catholics and Protestants based on Foursquare data. Quite surprisingly, churches are far from being the least checked-in venues on Foursquare. Seems like some believers got a bit distracted from the mass and couldn’t resist the attraction of their mobile phones…