by Jeff Strite

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Can You Judge A Facebook By It's Cover? (1 of 8)
Series: Facebook Morality
Jeff Strite
Luke 6:43-49

OPEN: How many of you do NOT use the internet? (a few raised their hands)
How many of you do NOT use Facebook? (a significantly larger number raised their hands).

Over the next few weeks we're going to be talking about "Social Networking", which is a term that describes how people connect with each other on the Internet. And THE most popular "Social Networking" site is called Facebook.

Facebook has been so popular that there are more people who use Facebook than live in the USA. In fact, if the users of Facebook made up their own country they'd be the 3rd largest nation on earth - with a population of over 400 million.
65 million of those people access their Facebook account regularly thru their cell phones or mobile devices. And experts say that the average user has about 130 Facebook friends and they spend more than 55 minutes a day on their site talking with friends, posting pictures and reading about other people they've met online.

Essentially Facebook is a place where people tell other people WHO THEY ARE!
Well, actually it's a place where people tell other who they THINK they are…
Well, actually, it's a place where people tell others how they wish others thought they were.

Just to give you an idea of what Facebook is all about, I'm going to have my Facebook Page put up on the Screen:!/profile.php?id=624550960
1. There's a picture of me in the top left hand section.
2. Just below that is information about where I was born, and where I live now.
3. Off to the right of that you'll see an icon that says I have 350 Friends/
4. Next to that there is an icon that shows that I have a number of photos you can look at.

Now on my Facebook, I am careful to show pictures that show me in what I think are flattering poses. Pictures that show me as being…
• Forceful
• Debonair
• Affectionate
• Mysterious

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