Questions About Ye Old Interweb

Questions About Ye Old Interweb

Would you mind taking a second to answer these questions?

1. What is your homepage?

2. What are the 5 webpages you visit most often?

3. If you are a church goer, how often do you visit your church website?

4. Does your church website give you valuable information on a regular basis?

5. Do you read the bible online? Do you read devotionals online on a regular basis? What are they?

6. Do you read a lot of blogs? If so, how do you get to them? Do you go to each individual page, or do you use a reader feed system of some sort (like Google reader)? 

Here are my answers:

1. espn.com

2. espn.com, foxnews.com, Facebook.com, twitter.com, Planning Center Online

3. Once every week or so

4. Sometimes

5. I don’t usually use the internet as my source for the bible, but I use it often for daily devotionals. I read both My Utmost For His Highest and Daily Light every day.

6. I check in on 10-12 blogs, and I use Net News Wire to see when blogs update.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

 

39 Comments

  1. Patty @ Coming Up Roses on June 22, 2012 at 8:05 am

    1. google
    2. facebook, pinterest, twitter, amazon.com, and my own blog
    3. I work at the church, so I visit the website at least once a week to update my site there!
    4. I hope so! We just revamped it and it is better than ever (www.maidenlane.org)
    5. Nope, still a book kind of girl, need to be able to jot notes!
    6. I do, but I have them fed into FB and Twitter – some are emailed to me as well.

  2. Amy in Italy on June 22, 2012 at 8:12 am

    1. Mio Yahoo
    2 .The Facebook, The Pin(In)terest, The Twitter, BooMama, La Repubblica (newspaper here in Italy)
    3. Nope.
    4. Not much – we’re more of a face-to-face crowd
    5. Don’t read the Bible online, but use biblegateway it to cut and paste verses in English and Italian onto other sites
    6. I read about 10 blogs via Yahoo RSS feed to see when they update.

  3. Nina Gerace on June 22, 2012 at 8:29 am

    1. Google
    2. Face Book, macy’s, the Woods Chuch, USA today, planning center
    3. 1 or 2 x a week
    4. yes
    5. yes, yes, Girlfriend in God, Our Daily Bread
    6. no

  4. Crystalrandolph75 on June 22, 2012 at 8:35 am

    1. http://www.leeuniversity.edu (most of my internet use is at work and school which are the same place)
    2. Facebook, Pinterest, amazon, ebay, Lee University’s home page (again, work & school)
    3. Not much
    4. Not much
    5. I do not read the Bible online unless I am search for a particular verse. Devotionals…various ones come to my email.
    6. Right now the only blog I constantly read is http://erikandkatekrull.blogspot.com/. It is a family in the Memphis area that I found on Facebook. Their daughter is fighting cancer and every day I check it to watch how God is working in their lives. A true testimony!

  5. GJ - Jan on June 22, 2012 at 8:38 am

    1. At work – http://www.hcbe.net; at home – http://www.yahoo.com
    2. A quilt company I LOVE, Living Proof Ministries, my own blog site, Planning Center on Line, Women’s Ministry.net
    3. Maybe once a week or so – usually just to verify a “time” for an event.
    4. Yes – and I love that they post our church newsletter, Sunday bulletin, and weekly choir newsletter online as well. Good stuff.
    5. Not often on-line, but on my iPhone I adore the Blue Letter Bible app, and will read it if I’m having downtime (rarely) or waiting on someone.
    6. Good question – I do read LPM’s blog, BooMama (she cracks me up), and I love the Pioneer Woman’s blog too. I love cooking blogs. I use Google reader and more often just check the blog list on my blog which is why I visit my blog often. Reference #2 above. 🙂

    See you in Charleston 🙂

  6. Heather on June 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

    1. Facebook.com
    2. Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinterest, and my bank.
    3. Only when I’m going to watch online or if I get an email about an event I need to find out about.
    4. Yes
    5. Yes, I read my Bible online daily. I use the Holy Bible app. I also read a Joyce Meyer daily devotion on that app and Jesus Calling on my Kindle app. I sometimes read a Family Life, Focus on the Family, or Joel Osteen devotional online.
    6. I don’t read blogs very much anymore…maybe a few times a month. If I do read them, I usually click on a link from Facebook or Twitter, like I did with this one.

  7. Jennifer on June 22, 2012 at 8:46 am

    1. Google
    2. Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, CNN
    3. once every few weeks
    4. sometimes, especially times for special events
    5. Read online only occasionally–prefer Bible in my hands to mark in. Sometimes read Morning and Evening online.
    6. I keep up with 10 or so blogs via Google Reader

  8. Diane Muir on June 22, 2012 at 8:58 am

    1. Bookolio.com – Google Chrome extension that allows me to see all my bookmarks.
    2. Facebook, Google Reader, Netflix, Amazon, Wired
    3. Once a month or so (newsletter)
    4. Not really … fairly static
    5. No Bible reading online, but Heartlight devotionals into my email.
    6. Yes – about 45 (when they update). Google Reader.

  9. An Unidentified Fruit on June 22, 2012 at 8:59 am

    1. http://www.aliensarereal.com

    2. aliensarereal.com, UFOsource.com, elmoandthedragon.com. (I check few other sites)

    3. Once a quarter before the big lamb roast.

    4. When they publish the menu for the lamb roast.

    5. Yes, especially the parts about the Leviathan and Nephilim.

    6. Yours is the only blog I read.

    • Travis Cottrell traviscottrell on June 22, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Way to be unidentified. hahaha

      • Fruitlicious on June 22, 2012 at 11:38 am

        But it is a nice picture 🙂



  10. CyndaP on June 22, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Google

    Twitter, Facebook, Weather.com, ajc.com (local ‘big city’ news), times-herald.com (really local news)

    When I have a question

    It’s not always up to date and sometimes it’s difficult to navigate

    Don’t read bible/devotionals online on a regular basis

    I read a lot of blogs. I go to them individually, sometimes through my twitter feed.

  11. Ann Johnson on June 22, 2012 at 9:04 am

    1. foxnews
    2. foxnews, facebook, twitter, google, GMail, LA times,
    3. I get updates to my email so I scan there briefly, otherwise, I only go to site when I missed Church and want to watch sermon video
    4. Yes, but the same stuff that is covered in announcements at Church
    5. Don’t read the Bible on line, do have it on my Kindle but usually don’t read from it. I have occasinally read devotionals online and actually like doing that but don’t do it regularly. (Diff sources) Would love to have one that I liked…. not too long, but more than a one liner
    6. I used to read BethMoores and one other friends family blog page fairly regularily. Not as consistent now. I don’t like when the blogs get too long!
    I will also google information at times and read various blog postings on that subject as well.

  12. Tracy from Alberta Canada on June 22, 2012 at 9:17 am

    1. Environment Canada Weather. Never know when it will snow when you live by the Mountains.
    2. Bible Gateway, You tube, Facebook, Hotmail, Joel Rosenburg
    3. Less than once a month-ish for the Church web site, prefer following it daily on Facebook.
    4. The Church website has great info, I am involved enough in Church to not need the website info often. I refer alot of non-churched people to check out sermons online, to get a feel of the Pastor so they are comfortable coming to Church.
    5. I listen to the Bible online, while doing stuff around the house. Otherwise I get into the old fashion way and open different Bibles and word studies and dig into the word. No Devotionals, but womans Bible study all year long, (Beth Moore, Anne Grahmn Lotz ect)
    6. Not a Blogger or blog reader at all. I’m not sure I even know what a blog is, I’ll ask my teenagers tonight. Then I’ll get laughed at, and lots of eye rolling, as I’m so not cool.

  13. Allison goins on June 22, 2012 at 9:32 am

    1. Google search
    2. Netscape.com, Facebook.com, people.com, CNN.com, foxnews.com
    3. Never
    4. Maybe
    5. No, I like to flip the pages
    6. I follow 4 blogs and I go to each blog individually. Didn’t know about net news wire.

  14. Tara Jackson on June 22, 2012 at 9:40 am

    1. Google

    2. Google(Gmail), Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, EW.com

    3. Not very often.

    4. Not as much as I would like

    5. Yes-ish. 🙂 I have a Bible app on my phone that I use pretty regularly. I do read the My Utmost for His Highest online everyday, but again, on my phone.

    6. I don’t keep up with blogs on a daily basis, except during American Idol & So You Think You Can Dance. HA! (Sadly, I’m not kidding.) When I do read blogs, I usually go to them b/c of a link on Twitter or FB. So yes, I read a lot of blogs, but none on a very regular basis. And I usually just go to them thru the individual page if it isn’t a link from Twitter or FB.

  15. over the hill guitar player on June 22, 2012 at 9:47 am

    1) Yahoo!
    2) my banks online websight, youtube, espn.com, golfchannel,com, planning center
    3) usually once per week
    4) yes i believe it does
    5) no online bible reading, devotions yes… purpose driven connection, jesus calling w/ my bride
    6) no i don’t, usually this one when it is updated…

  16. Bev Brandon @ A String of Pearls on June 22, 2012 at 10:00 am

    1. http://covertocoverchronologically.blogspot.com – Personal Blog ~ A String of Pearls

    2. Twitter * Facebook * Instagram * http://www.drudgereport.com * http://www.triathlon.org

    3. Never visit church webpage

    4. IDK if info is valuable since I have not been there

    5. READ BIBLE ONLINE: Read Bible Gateway on my personal blog “A String Of Pearls” http://covertocoverchronologically.blogspot.com – Have read through the Bible-in-a-year daily online on my blog and posted daily online on my blog for past 6 years every day with a small group of people.
    READ DEVOTIONALS ONLINE: This year I am daily reading: Charles Spurgeon Morning/Evening and Spurgeon Tabernacle Sermons (changes every year—last year was C.S. Lewis); Daily read Matthew Henry Commentary or Bible Commentary on specific book of Bible.

    6. Committed to read only 3 blogs faithfully when they post. Will link to blogs and tumblr through Twitter. View my Google Reader every day and occasionally go to a blog if the first sentence draws me in—I am looking for people who are “real” and “alive” ~ “scholars and servants and strugglers.”

  17. Lori Flores on June 22, 2012 at 10:03 am

    1. Google
    2. Bank, Facebook, Twitter, Fox News, Local Newspaper,
    3. As needed for info (not often)
    4. Yes
    5. I use ESV Study Bible Ap which I believe links online. I also use Bible Gateway when studying or researching. I also read My Utmost For His Highest, but the old fashioned way.
    6. Most of the blogs I read are from links on Facebook.

  18. Tanya in Alabama on June 22, 2012 at 10:10 am

    1. Google search page is my homepage.

    2. google search page, yahoo mail, Facebook, listerhill, netbible,

    3. Once every couple of months

    4. No… or I would go there more often

    5. Yes..but more so off the desktop. Yes – Proverbs 31 Ministries

    6. I read a 5-6 blogs – Both – I use a reader feed system but for the ones who do lengthy daily posts, I go to the their individual site occasionally.

  19. Paul Cornelisse on June 22, 2012 at 10:28 am

    1. Google
    2. Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Ferris State University, Blackboard Learning System
    3. About once every other month
    4. Some
    5. No. I do not read a devotional book per se, but I do read the Bible on a regular basis
    6. I keep up with about 4 blogs.

  20. Elaine on June 22, 2012 at 10:33 am

    1. MSN
    2. MSN, Facebook, twitter, celebrationradio.com, Pinterest
    3. Our church doesn’t have a website
    4. See #3
    5. Not online but on my phone
    6. I check in to about 5-10 blogs a day usually because they post links from twitter.

  21. Sarah Crisp on June 22, 2012 at 10:51 am

    1. yahoo.com
    2. twitter, pinterest (apps on my phone), yahoo, amazon, my website or wordpress sarahcrisp.org
    3. visiting churches right now, but visit their site before we visit
    4. I look for pastoral info and sermon files
    5. No, but read the Holy Bible app checking different translations
    6. I subscribe to blogs (Michael Hyatt, Jeff Goins) and have them sent to a seperate email account, and check other blog updates on twitter (Beth Moore, Ann Voscamp, your blog, and many other people I follow on twitter)

  22. Linda on June 22, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    1. Google
    2. lproof.org, aholyexperience, twitter, everyorphan.org, sewfordough.wordpress.com, sweetwater.typepad.com
    3. Once a month or so
    4. Sometimes
    5. Yes because I like to read different versions of the Bible. Devotionals online: Elisabeth Elliot
    No feed reader. I like to click on each website myself. Google Reader just doesn’t seem personal enough for me. I know: weird.
    6. I read maybe 6-10 blogs a day. I usually get them by word of mouth or a link of another website.

  23. David Lee on June 22, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    1) don’t have one
    2) google.com, CNN.com, wral.com, cooksillustratrated.com, evernote.com
    3) maybe once a month
    4) not really
    5) read the Bible on my iPad (Olive Tree), read My Utmost For His Highest online daily
    6) I use Twitter to follow my favorite bloggers and decide whether or not to go read the blog. My favorites are SCL, Pete Wilson’s, Ed Seltzer’s, and some cooking ones.

  24. LRC on June 22, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    1. What is your homepage?
    *yahoo mail – our main email page
    2. What are the 5 webpages you visit most often?
    *yahoo mail, facebook, google reader, ESV online bible, weather.com
    3. If you are a church goer, how often do you visit your church website?
    *Maybe once a month
    4. Does your church website give you valuable information on a regular basis?
    *Yes! The reason I only visit once a month is that our church’s blog is fed directly into my google reader, so I don’t have to click over to the actual church page in order to read the updates.
    5. Do you read the bible online? Do you read devotionals online on a regular basis? What are they?
    I have some quiet reading time in the mornings for, let’s say, 3 minutes 🙂 before my kids get up. I like to use esvbible.org for reading devos b/c they have a combo of OT, Poetry Books, and NT reading every day. I also use online resources to research bible topics. But I enjoy reading my actual, in-hand bible way more. 🙂
    6. Do you read a lot of blogs? If so, how do you get to them? Do you go to each individual page, or do you use a reader feed system of some sort (like Google reader)? I read m-a-n-y blogs, and do use Google reader.

  25. Kim on June 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    1. At home – cnn.com; at work, homepage is set to my employer’s site.

    2. cnn.com; mail.yahoo.com; blogspot.com; lpmblog; facebook.com (I have a Soul Care page that I post on.)

    3. Rarely

    4. Probably so, but I don’t utilize the website.

    5. Do you read the bible online? – I research quite a bit online, but only as a quicker way to find the verses. 😉
    Do you read devotionals online on a regular basis? I read several by e-mail, does that count?
    What are they? daily Bible readings from fellowshiponline.com, 2/3 week from proverbs 31 ministries, from Max Lucado.

    6. Do you read a lot of blogs? If so, how do you get to them? Do you go to each individual page, or do you use a reader feed system of some sort (like Google reader)? I am working on figuring this out. I enjoy reading blogs, but would like to have them on my ipad.

  26. Kara on June 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    1. iGoogle
    2. Google Reader, Facebook, Pinterest, Music Teachers Helper, my bank’s website
    3. 2-3 times a month
    4. Yes! (My husband is the one who updates it, so I’m kind of obligated to say yes!)
    5. Not typically, but I do use my Bible apps on my phone and iPad. I have the “Jesus Calling” app and often use that for my devotional reading but other than that, I usually use an actual book.
    6. I subscribe to about 25 blogs and read them through Google Reader. Occasionally I like to check the actual sites though.

  27. Carol on June 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    1. A personalized igoogle

    2. Work email, personal email, SouthernSavers, Facebook, Twitter

    3. Once a week when the newsletter comes out

    4. Not really. They’ve got a Facebook page for up to date quick prayer requests and info

    5. Not online. Our church is doing Year of the Bible so I read on my iPad using the Read the Bible for Life app to keep up with where I should be.

    6. I only read a couple, mainly missionary friends over seas. I use Google reader for updated.

  28. Hannah Newton on June 23, 2012 at 3:13 am

    1. Google
    2. fabulousfox.com, http://www.jsd117.org/, amazon.com, Pinterest, http://www.girlscouts-gsci.org/
    3. 2-3 times a year maybe
    4. I know it does. Since my brother is the Worship Pastor, I get my updates & info from him primarily.
    5. No, but I probably should since I do nearly everything online.
    6. I have about 15 +/- that I read but not really any one blog on a regular basis. I usually go to their page & read them there. Easier to read all the ones I’ve missed to that point. I read a lot of special needs families, parenting, advocacy blogs. Then I read yours, Beth’s & my brother’s.

  29. rhonda on June 26, 2012 at 9:33 am

    1. Aol
    2. Local news channel, local newspaper, facebook , twitter
    3. Once every couple of weeks
    4. Not really
    5. Nope and nope. I do use Bible Gateway a lot for looking up specific verses.
    6. Yes, both. Some I get updates on through Google (and I don’t know the fancy name for that:), others I have marked in my favorites so I can get to them quickly, and others I simply track down myself.

  30. Kevin Cook on June 28, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    1. Google

    2. ESPN, Ourstage, Reverbnation, worshipleader.com and youtube

    3. Weekly

    4. Yes… but I prefer our optional daily calendar texts so I can be lazy 🙂

    5. Bible and devos offline, but I do enjoy reading articles online daily.

    6. I enjoy following blogs in degrees of separation (Carlos Whittaker (fav), Seth Godin, Shaun Groves, David Santistevan, Bob Kauflin, Rory Noland) and the folks that influence them. I follow them weekly and view the sites directly. Since I still like the feel of a hymnal in my hands, this is a great exercise!

  31. Noah Sidhom on June 29, 2012 at 9:45 am

    1. Google

    2. Facebook. Twitter. MacRumors. Drudge Report. FoxNews

    3. A few times a week.

    4. Yes.

    5. No.

    6. About 3 or 4. I go to the individual pages.

  32. Kathy @ In Quiet Places on July 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    1. Google
    2. Meet Me in the Meadow, Living Proof Blog, InCourage, Our Daily Journey, Holley Gerth, Holy Experience
    3. About once a week for items not covered in Sunday bulletin
    4. Yes
    5. I am currently reading through the Old Testament on Biblegateway. But prefer my Bible to online, but wanted to give it a try. I love to use Biblegateway to copy and paste verses by subject into files, or into posts on my own blog.
    6. I bookmark sites I like to read, I prefer that to reader/email because reader/email only gives you content of post, not other information in sidebars and separate pages. I have half a dozen I visit regularly, and others much less frequently. I pass on facebook, pinterest and twitter because they consumed too much time when I tried them. I already spend enough time online.

  33. Leslie Maddox on July 5, 2012 at 1:21 am

    1. What is your homepage? Don’t have one.

    2. What are the 5 webpages you visit most often? HAR.com, Apple Developer Center, Facebook, Pinterest (via app), Comcast (to check data usage)

    3. If you are a church goer, how often do you visit your church website? Been looking for a church since we moved a year ago. Always check websites to get a feel for churches we’re visiting, and sometimes to decide if we want to visit a church.

    4. Does your church website give you valuable information on a regular basis? As potential visitors, we use church websites to determine the following:
    – Is the website amateur or wordy? If so, we assume that the church caters to an older generation and probably won’t visit.
    – Does the website have every bell and whistle and lots of pictures of a “worship” band or people in various positions of worship, etc. If so, we assume that the church is entertainment-driven and tries hard to be “cool”, but we may still visit.
    – What is the preschool ministry like? If there’s not much information, we assume that serving children or young families isn’t important to the church, which is a red flag.
    – What is the worship style? Is there a choir? My husband has a background as a church staff singer and would like to be part of a church choir again, which can be hard to find in contemporary services.
    – If there are pictures of groups (ex. small group classes), I look for racial diversity. I’m Puerto Rican, my husband is Caucasian, and we live in an area with a bit of racism, so I will not be a member of a “white” church where my kids may hear things that cause them to despise their heritage.
    – Are there adult Sunday school classes? So many churches are getting away from Sunday morning classes to cut down on facility costs (although they say it’s because meeting in homes is more intimate – whatever), but we find small groups in homes during the week to be difficult in this season of our lives.

    5. Do you read the bible online? Do you read devotionals online on a regular basis? What are they? We use Bible apps, even in church. No online devotionals.

    6. Do you read a lot of blogs? If so, how do you get to them? Do you go to each individual page, or do you use a reader feed system of some sort (like Google reader)? Love blogs and use Google Reader, although on my iPhone i read them via the Flipboard app.

  34. Adele on July 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    1. I have Firefox set to open multiple sites as my homepage: Google News, Google Reader, Facebook and my work’s home page

    2. Google Reader, Google news, Facebook, Amazon.com, and my bank’s homepage

    3. Rarely, if ever.

    4. I get updates via my church’s Facebook feed.

    5. No, but when I am looking to copy a verse directly, I use Biblegateway.com

    6. Yes, but I rarely visit the blogs directly. I get the feed on Google Reader as well as get the same feed sent to Flipboard (on iPad)

  35. Kristie on July 9, 2012 at 12:40 am

    1. Google
    2. Facebook, my gmail account, Kroger.com (gotta download those digital coupons!), thebridgenky.org, and classicalconversations.com
    3. 1-2 times per week, usually.
    4. Yes, and it’s helpful that they also link website updates to their FB page…and Pastor Bo does a weekly e-mail
    5. I use blueletterbible.com for Bible study online, and I also sometimes read through the home page at biblegateway.com. Biblegateway.com also sends a daily reading to my e-mail account, too, which is nice!
    6. I subscribed to Chris Thomason’s blog a while back (something about Chris makes me feel the need to access his blog in as tech-savvy a way as possible), so I only check it when I get e-mail notifications. I check the LPM blog almost daily, and Shaungroves.com about once per week. I go directly to those two blogs (no subscription). I may check yours or AmandaMoJo’s once per month. There are other homeschooling blogs I may pop in on when I looking for good ideas to copy, but those blog visits are sporadic. The short answer: my blog-checking approach is varied and random. 🙂

  36. Karen Gerstenberger on July 13, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    1. What is your homepage? Yahoo.

    2. What are the 5 webpages you visit most often? The blogs of friends, amazon.com, my book’s page on amazon.com, http://www.usccb.org, Bible Gateway.

    3. If you are a church goer, how often do you visit your church website? Not a regular churchgoer at the present time.

    4. Does your church website give you valuable information on a regular basis? N/A

    5. Do you read the bible online? Do you read devotionals online on a regular basis? What are they? Yes, I do both. The Devotionals I read are A Daily Spiritual Seed (from the Heartland Ctr in KS), http://www.gratefulness.org, and the Center for Action & Contemplation’s daily devotional (Fr. Richard Rohr). The Bible sites I use most are http://www.usccb.org and http://www.Biblegateway.com.

    6. Do you read a lot of blogs? If so, how do you get to them? Do you go to each individual page, or do you use a reader feed system of some sort (like Google reader)? I read the blogs on my blog’s sidebar. Some I read daily, and others just as time allows. I have a feed system, but I don’t use it. I see the updates on my blog’s sidebar.

    I so enjoyed your music at the Beth Moore Living Proof Live event in Kansas City. I’d never been to one before and it was transformational. I love-love-love the song “The Word of God Has Spoken,” and am still singing it in my head. Thank you for your ministry!
    Blessings to you,
    Karen Gerstenberger

  37. Kristi Simons on July 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    My home page is google.

    Five web pages visit most often: biblegateway.com, Living Proof Ministries, Facebook, KLove, my online banking page

    Hardly ever

    It is a work in progress. We do have a system for texting, e-mailing, and facebook for important information

    I use biblegateway.com to look up passages and pull up scriptures I am working on memorizing. I also use it to compare different versions of the bible to help me with bible studies.

    I read a couple blogs by going straight to them. Others I read that are closed groups on FB.

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