April 07, 2005

The Church is not a conversation.� -- Peter Hirshberg

...from his blogpost: The Pope, The Word, and The Blogosphere where he discusses the whether the Pope might blog, and how the Vatican uses or doesn't use new media, as they attempt to mesh their style and goals with the distributed network online.

The score card, according to Peter:

Blogging: no.

Podcasting: yes.

Taking comments from the great unwashed: no.

Hearing from God and pronouncing: yes.

Vatican and cluetrain: no.

Broadcasting eternal truth to the masses: yes.

You get the idea.. basically they are into one way communication.. and to the extent that online distributed media can help with that, they'll use it, and otherwise likely opt out of other aspects.

Very funny post Peter!

Posted by Mary Hodder at April 7, 2005 10:22 AM | TrackBack