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A Socially-Networked Spontaneous Show of Support

By Johnna Ferguson

Elder Holland testifies of the Book of Mormon
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…is not spontaneous. Is that a problem?

I missed the deadline (May 3rd before midnight Eastern Standard Time) to click Mormon Message’s YouTube video edit of Elder Holland’s Book of Mormon talk. Despite the fact I received a handful of email forwards (all identically worded) reminding me to do so, and there was a Facebook page to coordinate the event.

I’m drawn AWAY from socially networked efforts to make ourselves seen, even or especially as missionary outreach. I didn’t vote for Joseph Smith or Gordon B. Hinckley in anyone’s internet poll.

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