More on my tech-side, you would say…
I started doing more research into the clergy that was part of Brandon’s project, and first I started at the end,… with His Excellency Archbishop Timothy Dolan, the author of the books Afterword. Most know Archbishop Dolan in conjunction with New York, as he was installed by Pope Benedict XVII on April 15, 2009.
As a web developer, my norms are not the same as most people, when looking into websites for information. Whether it is for gaining knowledge or personal entertainment, I usually go to the home page of the website, and type in an analysis sequence similar to what a search engine does for you. I just have a little bit better “speed in finding” and control of what my search results will be, especially with so much of the Social Search results being tossed into the mix of information.
My way of searching tells me if in fact that the actual keyword phrase is physically written in the context of any page (post) on the site (blog) in question.
It was easy for me to see that Archbishop Dolan’s blog had 1,580 pages indexed on Google, with 7 pages that made reference to “Social Media”, which was the topic of interest I was searching for within the archbishop’s content.
This just narrowed down my homework and made it easy for me to go directly into the content of Archbishop Dolan’s blog. Most people would have typed his name into Google search as “Archbishop Dolan”, and some might take insight and type in “Archbishop Dolan Blog” or “Archbishop Dolan Social Media” but none of these ways allow you the online viewer to quickly home-in (hone-in) on the particular topic of your choice, in seconds.
The top result, of the 7, revealed a blog post tag-page labeled “Catholic Social Teaching.” This tag-page only had 4 blog post in the feed. I am not sure if that is the limit set for the blog, by administration aspects or if that is all the blog post within the bishops site, about “Catholic Social Teaching”
I noticed that Archbishop Timothy Dolan is not the only author in this blog, they have labeled on the Archdiocese of New York’s website as “Archbishop Dolan’s Blog”, but another gentlemen by the name of Tom Dobbins Jr., whose long title is; Justice and Peace Coordinator in the Department of Social and Community Development of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.
So I had to toss in another analysis sequence to cut down the blog post on “Social Media”, that only pertained to the author I was seeking, Archbishop Dolan. I found that out of the 1,580 pages indexed in Google for the blog, there are only two results. This really saved me a lot of time digging and surfing for what I was looking for.
< p title=”Timothy Dolan Blog”>I was only looking for blog posts that pertained to “Social Media” and had that exact keyword phrase within the textual content of the post. But once I read through these two posts I found no keyword phrase of ”Social Media” to be within the content of the actual post uploaded Timothy Dolan’s blog.
The two blog posts I found, then read, by Archbishop Timothy Dolan are;
As I used the “find” tool on my Chrome browser, and it revealed that the keyword phrase I was searching for was in the comment section of each blog.
Comment from “The Greatest Family of All”
Chris Buckley says:
November 17, 2010 at 5:33 pm
So VERY glad to have a social media-savvy Archbishop elected to head up the U.S. Conference this year. Congratulations on your election and please do help make this the year our Church finally extends a meaningful social media presence to meet us where so many of us now must live and work: online.
Comment from Ken Wooodward and Church of the “Times”
Fran Rossi Szpylczyn says:
May 17, 2010 at 7:44 am
I just read that article this past weekend; I am far behind in all of my reading so I just got to it myself.
I thought it was a great article and very well put. It gave the whole discussion some new and very much needed perspective.
Last week I gave a workshop called Faith and Facebook at our diocesan (Albany, NY) catechetical event. The topic actually covered Facebook, blogs and all forms of social media as a way of evangelizing, faith sharing and catechesis. Your blog was prominently featured and generated a good deal of discussion.
Peace to you, peace to all.
While I was disappointed in not finding what I was really looking for, which was any insights, concepts or concerns that Archbishop Timothy Dolan might be sharing through his blog on “Social Media”, I did keep up my practice for SEO-keyword analysis, but even more so,… I learned a bit more about a great man, doing great things, for the Church.
I am so excited,… I think I am going to download the kindle version (into my tiny android phone) of Brandon’s “The Church and New Media”, so I can see what this archbishop, and all the others shared on Social Media and Evangelization.
What about you? Are you going to read (get) Brandon’s Book? Please think about it. Brandon is really doing a great thing with the proceeds! Go to the official website and check it out… http://www.churchandnewmedia.com/
Follow me on my blog, I will be diving into this mixture social savvy bloggers and tweeters, and learning more about my faith, all at the same time.