Best of Technology and the Web 2011

It’s already that time of the year for the Faith Based Media 2.0 annual roundup of what’s hot and what’s not in technology and on the web for 2011! It seems that every time you blink your eyes new innovations appear in the ever evolving world of technology and social media. The challenge is how the people of faith can creatively adapt these new technologies to more effectively share the Gospel in our Digital Age!

The winds of change have blown through the digital world in 2011 leaving a radically changed landscape in its wake. The links below help tell the story of some of the major technological players, innovations, and ideas that affected the web in 2011, primarily from a faith perspective. We’d love to get your take on this year’s picks! 

5 Major Twitter Changes Coming to a Computer Screen Near You - BlogWorld

10 Apps You Should Download for iPad2 – Wired

10 Biggest Web News Stories of 2011 – ReadWriteWeb

2011 Christianity Today Book Awards - Christianity Today

2012 Web Predictions - ReadWriteWeb

Best and Worst of Everything in 2011: A Meta, Mega Mashup - Fast Company

Best Big Internet Company of 2011 - ReadWtiteWeb

Best Christian Blog of the Week - Blogspot

Book Interactions in 2011 - Ed Stetzer

Church App - Subsplash

f8 2011 Facebook Changes Full Guide - SlashGear

Faith Based Media 2.0 – Faith, Technology, and Social Media Blog ~Kenneth Lillard

Joel Osteen Ministries

John Maxwell On Leadership - Blog of Leadership Expert, John Maxwell

LinkedIn Changes Social Ads - Mashable

My Favorite Technologies of 2011 - Dan Zax,  MIT Technology Review

Potter’s House - Bishop T. D. Jakes

So You Got a Kindle Fire? Try Our First-Timer Guide - Mashable

Streaming Faith - Online Christian Broadcasting Portal

State of the Blogosphere 2011 - Technorati

Top 5 Internet Devices of 2011 - ReadWriteWeb

Top 10 Christian Blogs - blogs.com

Top 10 Enterprise Cloud Apps and Services 0f 2011 - ReadWrite Web

Top 10 Gadgets You Should Have In Your Go Bag - Lifehacker

Top 10 Posts of November 2011 - Tony Morgan Live

Top 10 Social Web Products of 2011 - ReadWriteWeb

Top 10 Startups of 2011 - ReadWriteWeb

Top 10 Tech Concepts You Always Wanted to Learn About - Lifehacker

Top 10 Web Products of 2011 - ReadWriteWeb

Top 11 Features of 2011 - ChurchLeaders.com

Top 200 Church Blogs - Churchrelevance.com

Top Trends of 2011: Content Shifting - ReadWriteWeb

World Vision - A Christian Humanitarian Organization

WOW Gospel 2011 - iTunes

YouVersion – Online Bible, reading plans, and community

Which of the above would make your list? How have they impacted you and/or your ministry in 2011? How might they increase your influence in 2012?

To all of my wonderful FBM 2.0 readers, “Wishing you a Happy, Blessed, and Prosperous 2012!”

Until next time, remember, you can do all things through Christ Jesus!

Stay Blessed!

Kenneth Lillard

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