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  • ISKCON News Design Contest

    ISKCON News is inviting talented designers from around the world to help redesign ISKCONnews.org and the site's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ISKCONnews/.

  • GBC Strategic Planning Team to Host Six Days of Facebook Live Events for ISKCON Incorporation Day

    GBC Strategic Planning Team is set to host a six-day series of Facebook Live events celebrating ISKCON Incorporation Day from July 10th to 15th.  The theme of the events will be “Reaffirming the Seven Purposes of ISKCON.”

  • Daily Virtual Sanga Opportunities During Coronavirus Lockdown

    Most ISKCON members around the world are now in “lockdown” due to the corona virus pandemic, and struggling to maintain regular association with other devotees. However, due to modern technology, there are various daily live virtual classes, discussions, japa circles that devotees can take advantage of. 

  • Sivarama Swami “Vlogs” on Current Issues Rack Up 20 Million Views

    A series of video blogs, or “vlogs,” featuring ISKCON guru Sivarama Swami giving a Krishna conscious perspective on current issues, have racked up over 20 million views on Facebook. Devotees behind the project see it as a way forward for outreach in the Hare Krishna Movement.

  • Social Media: ISKCON UK Annual Communications Conference with Avelo Roy

    A few years back a brand expert was asked about ISKCON UK’s presence on social media. His response was simple and to the point: ‘the good news is that you are not scary anymore, you are just confusing’. Though temples and devotees do have a solid presence on social media, the big question remains, how effective is that presence?

  • Those Hare Krishnas Are Making Friends with Facebook

    Check out the Facebook page of two Vaishnavi girls, who have just started a facebook page so people can more easily direct message to them with questions about the philosophy. They will post other videos and articles that relate to Krishna consciousness, which those developing an interest in the philosophy will hopefully find interesting! https://www.facebook.com/ThoseHareKrishnas/

  • Conclude ISKCON 50 with an Overlay on Your Facebook Picture

    “We have seen several successful social media campaigns such as Digital India and the Paris solidarity movement after the bombings when people overlaid their profile pictures with a flag,” explained Toshan Nimai Das. “Similarly, we have designed an overlay using the ISKCON 50 logo, which devotees around the world can use on top of their existing profile pictures. This way, we can build more awareness about ISKCON 50 through social media.”

  • Freedom of Speech

    We live in an overcommunicated world. The prevailing culture insists we reply to all text messages within 10 minutes, be mindful of the mountain of emails building up in our inbox, and religiously return random ‘missed calls’ on our phones.

  • Social Media Is No Substitute for Spiritual Media

    Connection with God is not just a matter of getting updated about events – it is essentially about getting upgraded in our consciousness.

  • Prasadarians Facebook Page Inspires Thousands

    “Prasadarians” is a prime example of just how powerful Facebook can be when used in the right way. Started by Mexican devotee Mahattama Dasi in 2012 when she was in remission from cancer and looking for a service she could do from home, it immediately exploded into a hugely popular group of 7,000 members, all sharing beautiful photos of food offerings (prasadam) to their Deities, along with recipes and stories.

  • Facebook, I Want My Friends Back!

    Facebook isn’t like marmite – I hate it and love it. I can’t stand it, but I can’t get off it. How many of you feel the same? It’s the first thing I check in the morning and the last thing I check at night. It seems to be devouring my entire life.

  • The Innovation of Loneliness

    What is the connection between social networks and being lonely? Quoting the words of Sherry Turkle from her TED talk - Connected, But Alone.

  • Free Speech

    We live in an overcommunicated world. Good etiquette insists we reply to all text messages within 10 minutes, be mindful of the mountain of emails building up in our inbox, and unfailingly return all ‘missed calls’ on our phones.

  • Russian ISKCON News Facebook Page Launched

    With a Spanish language ISKCON News website launched on January 1st (noticias.iskcon.org), and running successfully, it’s now Russia’s turn. “There is a lot going on in Russian-speaking ISKCON,” she says. “But a system for timely communication between different temples’ Communications Departments is only in the making now," says managing editor Bhaktin Olessia.

  • Book Distributor Connects with Fortunate People

    Shaktyavesha Avatara Das, a London-based book distributor originally from Moscow, has devised a new way of following up with people he gives ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada’s books to on the street. His project, “Fortunate People,” uses modern technology and social networking through Facebook, one of the most popular websites in the world with over 1 billion users.

  • Pope on Social Networking: The Virtual Is Real
    Pope Benedict XVI put church leaders on notice, saying social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter aren't a virtual world they can ignore, but rather a very real world they must engage if they want to spread the faith to the next generation.
  • Facebook Comments Now Live on ISKCON News!
    Facebook comments have already generated busy, lively discussions on ISKCON News. Please join in the conversation! We would love to hear your opinions, thoughts and feedback on all our articles about ISKCON’s activities around the world.
  • The First Church of Facebook
    Can online communities like Jesus Daily take the place of offline religious life, like what happens at synagogues and churches? A debate organized by The New York Times.
  • Social Networking Leads To Isolation, Not More Connections, Say Academics
    Modern society seems convinced that social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter keep them connected and thriving socially with their friends and peers. But a new book called Alone Together by professor Sherry Turkle says otherwise, purporting that social networks are more like mutual isolation networks that detach people from meaningful interactions with one another and make them less human.
  • To Facebook or not to Facebook, That is the Question
    With so many people around the world using Facebook to communicate with each other, it has become a natural field to engage people in Krishna consciousness. But social networking is known to have its downsides, too.