Sunday, October 28, 2007

The internet owners

a Jesus thought...
Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard; that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them. (Luke 7:22)

a Godly thought...
For holiness to have continuing relevance it must be in the context of praxis: the inner work of Christ must become evident outwardly in active engagement with the reign of God in the world. (p218 Webb)

a leading thought...
If you don't give people freedom to make decisions, they will keep coming back to you to make the decisions for them. (p29 Finzel)

a Dave thought...
In the brave new world of online media, fortunes can be won and lost on the whim of Google's key search algorithm. And when, without warning, Google tweaked that mathematical formula this week, there was panic on the world wide web. Swarms of bloggers and webmasters of major sites like,, and noticed a downgrading in their PageRank, Google's measure of a web page's value.Many websites small and large receive over half of their visitors from Google search referrals. And without a sales team to sign advertising deals, most become AdSense affiliates, automatically connecting them with millions of advertisers worldwide.
Ironically, in the ultimate democracy that is the internet, Google reigns as virtual dictator. By changing the way it ranks sites in search results, it has the power to effortlessly shape the digital economy and manipulate the incomes of millions of web businesses around the world.

"It's been said that Google owns the internet - it's not a permanent grasp but as long as everyone's using their search engine it's very hard for anyone to get in and compete with them."

Who would have imagined when Larry Page & Sergey Brin established Google in 1998 while at Stanford University that they would end up ruling the cyber world? It is very hard to predict the future but how we, the Salvos adapt to a fast changing world determines how long we will continue to be in existence. So lets dream and innovate and lets look for new ways to be the Salvation Army in the 21st Century, but more importantly encourage our innovators as you just never know a Larry & Sergey may be sitting in your corps.

Just a thought.

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