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The Vatican Gets Serious About Social Media With New Online Portal

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posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 12:20 PM
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The Vatican Gets Serious About Social Media With New Online Portal


www.digitaltrends.com

The portal will serve a two-fold purpose: to be a news aggregator and to be a social media hub. Visitors to news.va will be able to see updates from the Vatican’s print, radio, online and TV news outlets as well as check out The Holy See’s tweets, Facebook updates and YouTube channel. A key feature to the effort will be social media integration to allow users to directly post stories and content to their Twitter or Facebook accounts without having to leave the page. That might not be impressive to anyone who’s visited CNN or The New York Times. But for the Vatican, which has struggled en
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posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 12:20 PM
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Here it is, news via The Vatican.
www.news.va...


Pope Benedict XVI launches new Vatican site, issues first tweet here


twitter.com...#!/news_va_en
And here, for clarification purposes.


You still must confess your sins in person. You cant do it via the webiste, or your iphone.


Church officials quickly clarified that they were decidedly not okay with parishioners confessing their transgressions to their smartphone; a priest was still required to make the confession official


You can however watch Papal events, live feeds of the Vatican’s radio broadcasts, homilies, statements and speeches.

They even sent a blip to The Register...


Similarly, conspiracy theorists will wonder what the significance is of the launch date. It is, apparently, the 60th anniversary of Pope Benedict's ordination as a priest.

It is also the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul


www.theregister.co.uk...

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posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 12:27 PM
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Woohoo I cant wait. Another way to channel censored and biased information to control the masses.



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 12:31 PM
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Originally posted by Firefly_
Woohoo I cant wait. Another way to channel censored and biased information to control the masses.


You must know of a magical way to get unbiased information, I take it? The internet is the worst place to go if you want unbiased information, especially in alternative sites where each poster has another agenda to push.



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 12:31 PM
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..give it about a week before its defaced....
, some people should not play with fire.



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by 547000
The internet is the worst place to go if you want unbiased information, especially in alternative sites where each poster has another agenda to push.


And... The Vatican does not have an agenda?



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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I guess you dont understand sarcasm? Of course I am aware of that.



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 12:44 PM
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OMG i'm going to have sooooo much fun with this!!!!

Twitter: I'm a little boy and I need "Spiritual help"



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 12:45 PM
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Is there really such a thing as unbiased information?

I am doubtful



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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I wonder if they are fully prepared to handle the hacks and trolls?

On second thought, maybe the Swiss Gaurd has its own Cyber division?



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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Of course there is not. Every piece of information is relayed with some form of bias or agenda. Sometimes the agenda is nothing sinister and nothing more than wanting to impart accurate information, but its ultimately an agenda. Its hard to trust anything as fact, even from reputable sources, because every human being is fallible and corruptible and you don't always know if their integrity has been compromised. Every human being also has an opinion and that opinion can often be reflected in reporting.

As for the Vatican site though, considering the entire religion is based on corruption and deception, only someone fast asleep or deeply moronic would think anything they say has no bias or hidden agenda.



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 01:47 PM
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the pope has a facebook! muahaha i'm gonna go remind him about whats coming. you just made my day


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theres nowhere to post. damnit!!!!!
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posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 01:56 PM
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Really now?
There is no place to post?

I have to go check this out....



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 02:06 PM
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There is the announcement on You Tube, I wonder are comments disabled?

I guess maybe you have to have a facebook account and "like" The Vaticans site,
or...could you follow the Popes twitter account?

*shrugs*. Where is all of the social media interaction then?



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 02:20 PM
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nope. no way to post that i can see. no posts even displayed. its just a "page" not an account. does he have an email, one he actually reads? cuz i have some questions, but i'm sure millions of other people do too.

how frustrating.



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by DaMod
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Is there really such a thing as unbiased information?

I am doubtful


Sure, isn't the actual Truth unbiased?

I know, I know, we don't see a lot of it these days.



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 05:29 PM
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If the Vatican REALLY wants to get serious about communication with the masses, how about they release all the books and documents from their Vatican Library and put them all online for all the world to see. NO??? hmmmm Wonder why not. LOL

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posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 05:39 PM
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I'm sure the vatican already has top notch cyber security.



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 06:13 PM
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Originally posted by gabby2011
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I'm sure the vatican already has top notch cyber security.


No doubt, it seems they took care of the trolling by not allowing comments anywhere.



posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 12:43 AM
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Originally posted by burntheships

Originally posted by 547000
The internet is the worst place to go if you want unbiased information, especially in alternative sites where each poster has another agenda to push.


And... The Vatican does not have an agenda?
I never said that.



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