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‘Sister Julia Mensah Was a Great Woman’

first_imgThe rector of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, the Rev. Canon Dr. James B. Sellee, has described the late sister Julia B. Mensah as a great woman, who served God and loved her fellow human beings.Canon Sellee made the assertion during the funeral service of Sister Julia B. Mensah, held last Saturday at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia.Canon Sellee explained that Jesus says to be great is to be a servant, not a master. “Sister Julia Mensah was great because she served her people and her church,” he declared. The canon recalled that Sister Julia sang in the church choir and served in the Usher Guild.  These are services that are strenuous and cannot be paid for, he noted. “The ushers serve at the door to the church, and the way they treat people determines whether or not they will come back to  the church. Sister Julia served faithfully in that area,” he stated.  “I remember, shortly after Christmas day last year, she took US$50.00 and gave it to me and I refused the money. Then she said to me, ‘You want to stop my blessing, Father?’” So I accepted it with gratitude. Yet, he said, “There are some of us who are very stingy even to our children, wives and family members.”Rev. Sellee explained that some people only believe in spending their money or services, including time, with other people and not with their children and family members, describing this as sad in the sight of God. The church, he declared, needs people like Sister Julia Mensah, who had the passion to serve the Lord, her church and people with everything she had.Rev. Sellee warned the congregation to stop engaging in things that would separate them from God. Serving God in His church and among His people was the best way to worship the Lord, he added.In his acknowledgements, Mr. Benoni Urey, cousin of the deceased, said their family had been troubled over the past three years with the deaths of many family members.Mr. Urey described Sister Mensah as an exceptional person who showed the family, her friends and others love and care.She was a real sister, not just a cousin, said Benoni, as he thanked God for sending her to their family, to the St. Thomas Episcopal Church family and to the world. Mr. Urey further expressed appreciation to all family members, friends and sympathizers who attended the funeral; as well as those who visited and comforted  Sister Julia during her illness.She is survived by three children, Reuben Mensah, Jr., Amerley Mensah and Amokor Mensah; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Johnson Hopkins, Clemenceau B. Urey, Sr., Mrs. Annabel Urey Tingba, Henry Nea Urey, James Tiada Urey, Mrs. Felicia Urey Gaye; and many other relatives and friends.Following the funeral service, the cortege departed for Careysburg, where interment took place in the Woodson Family Cemetery.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Race Shapes Teen Facebook and MySpace Adoption, says danah boyd

first_imgRelated Posts dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Analysis#start Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Two years ago, ethnographer danah boyd had the blogosphere abuzz with her look at class-based divisions between teens on MySpace and Facebook. The esteemed Microsoft researcher found that Facebook’s collegiate origins encouraged a group of slightly more educated mainstream community members. Meanwhile, MySpace encouraged self-expression and the organizing of subcultures. boyd’s latest paper entitled, “White Flight in Networked Publics? How Race and Class Shaped American Teen Engagement with MySpace and Facebook” suggests that those same origins also propel race-based divisions. She likens the mass teen migration from MySpace to Facebook to “white flight”. “White flight” refers to the 20th century exodus of Caucasian Americans from urban centers to what were believed to be the “safer”, more racially homogenous and affluent suburbs. She describes how teen language about MySpace is similar to that used to describe city dwellers in the 1980’s. The city dweller narrative is that it’s for “dysfunctional families, perverts and deviants, freaks and outcasts, thieves, and the working class. Implied in this is that no decent person could possibly have a reason to dwell in the city or on MySpace.” Considering the parallels between white flight and the move from MySpace to Facebook boyd writes, “The suburbs of Facebook signaled more mature living, complete with digital fences (privacy settings) to keep out strangers. While formal restrictions on who could move lifted in September 2006 (when the service moved from being a collegiate service to a public one), the more subtle network-based disincentives did not.” After white flight, boyd describes the urban decay that followed including a reduction in investment, reduced property values, increasing unemployment (as jobs moved to the suburbs) and a rise in crime. She likens untended MySpace profiles to an abandoned and graffiti-covered city and spammers to street gangs. boyd believes that while teens do not directly reference racial divisions in fleeing MySpace, the aesthetics of “bling” and “hip-hop culture” often criticized by new Facebook users do have racial overtones. Says boyd, “While Facebook’s minimalism is not inherently better, conscientious restraint has been one [cultural] marker of bourgeois fashion.”In other words, the text, images and videos we choose to share amongst our friends through social networks are the cultural markers that reveal our racial identities. While boyd cites a number of reasons for racial divides online, one thing is certain. She writes, “Neither social media nor its users are colorblind simply because technology is present. The internet mirrors and magnifies everyday life, making visible many of the issues we hoped would disappear including race and class-based social divisions in American society.” To download her draft paper visit danah.org/papers/2009/. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

3 Top Tools to Broadcast to Facebook Live

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#Broadcasting#ecamm#facebook live#live video#streaming Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Social media has always made it possible for businesses to communicate with audiences. Live streaming has made that communication two-way. Businesses can talk to an audience, and that audience can use the comments to interact with the broadcaster. There are three top tools to broadcast to Facebook Live.A broadcaster on Facebook can ask questions, they can show their approval, and they can even chat with other viewers.A cosmetics seller could broadcast a live demonstration while viewers ask questions about specific skin types, and other viewers describe their own experiences. Selling in this way is a very different and very effective way of marketing.Platforms such as Facebook make the process simple enough, but several third-party providers have now added to those services. Facebook’s platform and made it even more compelling for companies that want to engage and sell. Leading the way is BeLive. This service integrates with Facebook to enable broadcasters to conduct split-screen interviews.So you could talk to another expert in your field, and your audience would see both of you on the screen, just like a news broadcast. You can even create a kind of talk show that puts as many as four people on the screen at the same time, with ten waiting on a type of lobby to join the conversation.Perhaps the best feature offered by BeLive is branding and communication. The platform lets broadcasters use their own logos, frames, and colors, and create chyrons. So as you’re answering a viewer’s question, an assistant could put that question on the screen or pick out the best comments flowing alongside the video. It’s all you need to make the broadcast effective.Ecamm is aimed at Mac users and has similar functions. You can add overlays to live broadcasts, share your Mac desktop (which is useful for software demos and tutorials), and switch between different camera views. That sounds useful, but it risks being disorienting for viewers, and it might even be too professional.One of the benefits of live video is that it brings viewers close to a brand. They can feel like they’re talking directly to a business or an expert in the same way they might Facetime a friend. Switching between camera views might give a broadcast the slickness of a shopping channel broadcast but at the expense of intimacy.The green screen feature that lets you change your background does have the potential for lots of fun, though. Finally, Crowdcast is a bit simpler. It puts a lot of emphasis on its fast onboarding. The platform has a straightforward setup, with no downloads.Facebook Live is very simple. It’s the extra features that you’re looking for from a third party. Where Crowdcast does offer some benefits is in its engagement features—the platform provides polls and interactive Q&As—and in its stats data.You can track performance with advanced analytics, and also connect with Zapier. So you could, for example, set up an automated response to someone who clicks a link placed in the comments. The platform is particularly popular with users of Patreon who use it to drum up support for their fundraising and answer questions from potential donors.Facebook Live is powerful by itself. But the social media site has left plenty of room for other businesses to add features and get even more benefits out of live broadcasting. Whether you’re focused on interviews and answering questions, want to turn your Mac into a television control room, or want to give a Patreon campaign a bit of a boost, Facebook Live and its third party support will help you meet your goals. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Joel Comm is New York Times bestselling author, blockchain enthusiast, podcast host, professional keynote speaker, social media marketing strategist, live video expert, technologist, brand influencer, futurist and eternal 12-year old. With over two decades of experience harnessing the power of the web, publishing, social media and mobile applications to expand reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audiences inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create highly effective new media campaigns. His latest project is as co-host of The Bad Crypto Podcast, a top cryptocurrency show making the future of digital payments easy to understand. Related Posts Joel CommThe Functional Futuristlast_img read more