Participation in online religious communities and practices (“liking” religious pages on Facebook, posting religious messages, and joining online religious communities) has become an increasingly widespread phenomenon. A recent “Room for Debate” in The New York Times discussed the pros and cons of religious life online.
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Julie Potler, in her Culture Watch column in Sojourners magazine, gives a Christian perspective on the religious use of social media. Christians, she observes, are among the earliest adopters of social media. Even the Pope recently called for clergy to take up blogging and other forms of digital communication. Potler, however, cautions against this enthusiasm by giving an analysis of the redefinition of privacy in the era of social media, where users, especially young users, find it normal to have more and more personal information available for potential public access on the Web.