LDS Church members respond to 2-hour church announcement on social media

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will move to a two-hour Sunday church block beginning in January 2019, the Church announced during the 188th Semiannual General Conference on Saturday morning. And many members are excited about the change. Using the new hashtag, #GeneralConference, members of the Church shared their opinions online with a […]

6 Twitter accounts to follow for a more uplifting conference

The 187th Semiannual General Conference is already in session. With 10 hours of inspiration, it’s hard to catch everything shared from the pulpit. If you are looking for a way to interact with conference messages, the LDS Church encourages everyone to use the hashtag #LDSconf when sharing messages from conference on social media. These seven […]

14 tips to feed the social media beast

Like me! Share me! Subscribe to me! Retweet me! Social media is kinda needy, right? Excuse me. Riiiiiight?! But let’s be real. We need it as much as it needs us. Businesses can live or die by their social status. It’s like high school — but with hashtags and better hair. #hairgoals Social platforms aren’t […]

Following the prophets is now literally a possibility on Twitter

Following the prophets just became a little more literal. As of Sunday night, Elder M. Russell Ballard became the first apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to tweet. And the followers came flooding in.   Thank you to all who tuned in to the devotional. It was a joy to be […]

There’s nothing funny about sexual assault, not even if it’s on Twitter

For the past several months, a man has been groping women on and around Brigham Young University’s campus — at least 15 women have reported being assaulted. Groping, under Utah law, is at the least considered a crime of sexual battery, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail; at the […]

Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, Thank you for your cover story on Kurt Bestor in the November/December issue of Utah Valley Magazine. I first discovered Kurt Bestor via Twitter where I enjoy his Twit-wit. The article in your magazine was pleasantly insightful, and now I must track him down on Facebook and his blog. Kurt, don’t ever […]