It is true. The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are now on Facebook. While it has yet to be determined if they have actually seen their pages, we know that this is a great effort on the Church’s part to help the Brethren be part of the Social Media discourse.
I have included the links on the bottom of the page so you can “like” them, because there is no big honkin’ “LOVE” button you can click.
Last night as I was thinking about this, a few thoughts crossed my mind…
• Finally! A Facebook group where they can play “Words With Friends” and nobody cheats.
• We will learn – very quickly – if any of the Brethren are cat-lovers.
• There is a potential for mind-boggling “places”maps.
• How many times can you “poke” the Brethren before you get a call from your Bishop?
• The Brethren can now learn about the magical properties of essential oils.
• While the Brethren just became that much more cool, Facebook just became that much more un-cool. No disrespect, but my teenagers think that the fact that I have a Facebook presence already decimated the “cool” factor.
• If Elder Oaks and Elder Holland get deep into a thread, most of us probably won’t understand what they are talking about.
• Even President Packer has a page. I’m guessing that it would NOT be a good idea to invite him to play Candy Crush Saga on a Sunday.
• Elder Scott’s posts will always be better the second time you read them.
• We might find out if Elder Eyring is the Real Napster.
• Don’t play Scrabble with Elder Oaks. You have been warned.
• President Monson has way more “likes” than the rest of the Brethren – even President Uchtdorf. Good thing this isn’t the “Quorum of the MiaMaids,” or it might get messy.
• Since President Uchtdorf’s page went live, my post has received more “likes” than any body else’s. To me, it makes total sense.
• Might be time for some people to clean up their Facebook act. (The equivalent of having your parents at your party.)
• Only a matter of time before we hear Elder Bednar teach us a Farmville allegory.
• People will all use capital LOL’s when one of them makes a joke.
• I hope the guy in charge of moderating the comments during General Conference has a stash of Red Bull handy. And an upgraded “delete” key.
• The next leadership training broadcast will probably include proper hashtag instruction.
I love these men, and when it comes to what they have to share, more is better.
Here are the links to the real Facebook pages:
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