jmessinger wrote:This was mentioned in conjunction to a comment about priesthood leaders expressing concern that under this access that youth might spend sacrament meeting browsing Facebook etc on their iPhones (which, btw I would be concerned about too).
I'm sorry for going completely off topic. But i think that that concern is pure nonsense for many reasons.
1) Through smartphones many are able to go on the internet through 3G service. If people really want, then they'll do it. There is no need for the wireless connection provided by the church.
2) I sit next to a active brother in the church who is in his 40's, and he sits during church meetings on his smartphone to watch news. Aiming the problem on the youth isn't fair, as i know just as many members check BYU sport news during church meetings. (this also includes senior couples on their missions by use of ipod touch)
3) Facebook isn't the end of the world. It is used for many worthwhile purposes. I personally have stopped using it, but facebook is the youths network. I've several times wanted to post on my network the joy from being in church, which would go along with the supportive comments that has been given about youth using the net for sharing their love for the church.
Again sorry for going off topic, and it doesnt help at all with your concern. I just noticed that one comment which i think the older generation needs to realise that the digitale native is different, but not always in a bad way.
sorrrry. Just ponder it.