Why is the archdiocese holding a Communications Day Oct. 13?

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s a numbers game

If Facebook were a country, it would be the 3rd largest.

LinkedIn adds 60 new members every 1 minute.

Facebook added 100 million users in less than 9 months.

If Wikipedia were made into a book it would be 2.25 million pages long.

In the past month, 25% of Americans said they watched a short video ON THEIR PHONE.

3% of adult Catholics have watched religious or spiritual video content online.

6% of adult Catholics indicate they read content from a religious or spiritual blog in the last three months.

3% indicate reading a religious or spiritual newspaper or magazine online.

2% indicate following religious or spiritual pages or posts on Facebook or Twitter.

67% of the youngest adult Catholics (millennials) reported no religious or spiritual media use in the past three months.

Websites for Catholic parishes receive visits from 14% of the faithful.

50% of adult Catholics do not have a social network profile.

“Ever Ancient, Ever New,” Archdiocesan Communications Day, is planned for Thursday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m to 4 p.m., at Pax Christi Church in Eden Prairie. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/communicationsday, or by mail to Mary Gibbs, The Catholic Spirit, 244 Dayton Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102. Early bird registration of $25 ($35 after Oct. 1) includes lunch.

Sources: Socialnomics.net; Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate

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