Amen Me: Christian Social Bookmarking
Do you have a Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google+ profile? Have you signed up for ShoutLife? If so, you already know something about social networking. But are you familiar with social bookmarking?
Social bookmarking is a useful practice for web writers, bloggers, and anyone who does online research. It lets you store, organize, manage, and search various online resources.
Unlike file sharing, bookmarking services do not share actual resources. Instead, they share links called bookmarks that reference those resources.
Social bookmarks provide many benefits. You can access a consolidated set of resources, organize a bookmark collection, and share your bookmarks with personal contacts.
Bookmarks are also great marketing tools, especially for writers and bloggers. They provide exposure, traffic, and backlinks for your online articles, especially if you target communities where your brand of content is desired.
If you're a Christian writer or blogger, Christian bookmarking services can help you reach Christian readers with your work. Here is an overview of one such site: Amen Me.
Social Bookmarking Resource
Book by Alicia E. Vandenbroek / Format: paperback edition.
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Can I Get a Witness?
Hundreds of social bookmarking sites populate the Internet. Delicious, Digg, Reddit, and StumbleUpon are four well-known examples.
Some bookmarking sites are designed for general users, while others target specific communities. Amen Me is social bookmarking for Christians. "Can I get a witness?" is the slogan.
In the words of Amen Me, the site "operates on the simple principle that people like to see what others have already liked." When you give an amen to a particular link, it gains exposure while it climbs the popularity chart.
An amen also expresses your appreciation to other members for the links they submit to the site. When you click on the Amen Me icon next to a link, it counts as a vote for the link and the article or site that it points to.
Amen Me: Statement of Faith
Amen Me is intended for Christian writers and Internet users. It limits social bookmarking to articles and websites that benefit the Bible-believing community.
Your submissions must agree with the Amen Me statement of faith. To clarify their meaning of Bible-believing, the site points to a collection of faith declarations. Among them are "How to Know God" by Greg Laurie of Harvest Ministries, and the Answers in Genesis Statement of Faith.
Anyone can submit a link to Amen Me for consideration, but the site does not accept all submissions. For example, it will not publish links to resources that do not align with the website's statement of faith.
However, your Amen Me bookmarks do not have to point to religious articles, Bible studies, or Christian websites. They just have to build up other believers. The site accepts links in a variety of categories including books, movies, current events, health, technology, and sports.
Amen Me: Free Membership
Are you ready to join Amen Me, the social bookmarking service for Christians? To submit links, view listings, and read comments, you must first register on the site.
Registration is free and requires only a user name, password, and valid email address. Amen Me will not share your email address or use it for advertising purposes, and no personal information is required to sign up for the service.
Upon request, Amen Me will send daily Bible studies to your email inbox. You can also listen to sermons on the Amen Me Radio Program or watch video programming on Amen Me TV.
The radio and television programs address various topics of interest to Christians, including apologetics, Bible study, creationism, freedom, government, Israel, morality, and more.
Recent Programming on Amen Me TV
Social Media Resources
Book by Nils Smith / Format: Paperback Edition.
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Book by Mark Morgan Stephenson / Format: Paperback Edition.
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Copyright © 2011. Annette R. Smith. All rights reserved.
Published: March 29, 2011 / Modified: April 22, 2013.
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