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Churches Create Religious Alternative To MySpace
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Written by Samuknow   
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 10:40

   
Religious folks looking for an alternative to the risqu images on MySpace.com have created a space of their own.

MyChurch.org modeled itself after the wildly popular social networking site and launched late last year. It reported more than 3,700 churches had created online communities through the site by April.

"When church leaders saw their younger congregants on social networking sites like Myspace, they recognized an opportunity to foster community between Sundays," MyChurch representatives explained in a prepared statement. "Churches have traditionally been cautious to adopt Internet technology, fearing that a virtual church might keep members out of the pews. But churches have flooded onto social networking sites. There are more than 100,000 religious groups on Myspace." Continues...

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