Twitter was launched ten years ago in the SXSW Interactive conference and still considered to be one of the most successful event of the committee.
The Vatican had doubts before about joining the new social media medium, but they eventually joined after all.
Maybe for the Church this world has disturbed us, has disrupted a lot of our ways of forming community. It’s making us think again about how to do our business. – Bishop Paul Tighe
The church has been active in reminding people with the use of social media since it has been transforming our means of communication in developing relationships nowadays. Christians should constantly reflect what kind of online world they want to live in, considering now that the internet is an avenue for people to express hatred and hostility.
It’s challenging for individuals to remain faithful while dealing with all the negativity they encounter online. In most cases, people will be influenced by what they encounter everyday and that includes the virtual experience.
It may be the first time for the Vatican to attend the SXSW conference, but it is not a stranger to technology events. Bishop Tighe attended Web Summit in Lisbon last year where the main topic was Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The techy community is open to invite religious organizations in conferences as an opportunity to hear different ethical and philosophical standards. After all, as internet data gets bigger, faith in God should never waver.
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