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September 19, 2007

Godtubelogo From Venture Beat

Religious-themed social networks may be among the more under-appreciated of web sites.

Today, Comscore released numbers showing GodTube, a YouTube for Christians, to be the fastest growing site on the internet in August. It grew 973 percent and ranked among the top 1000 web properties by unique visitors — the same month it officially launched, as Mashable’s Kristen Nicole points out.

Source: Smartpastor


I am still not a big fan of this site. As I mentioned in July these are terms I have put into Dogtube’s search engine without getting one single hit: Kant, Tillich, Barth, Bultmann, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Ritschl, Kierkegaard, Neibuhr, Rauschenbusch, intertestamental, Septuagint, Qumran, Sadducee, Essene, Synoptics, Mishna, Talmud, Second Temple, Atrahasis, Ancient Near East, Justin Martyr, Marcion, Diaspora.

I was looking for a video to possibly insert into a presentation that I will be giving next week, and in an act of desperation I decided to even look on Dogtube. Not surprisingly they did not have what I needed, but I will admit that they are getting a little better. There was even a couple of videos that might have been worth your while, so that is some improvement.

Am I the only one who is bothered by the subtitle “Broadcast Him?” Is this site actually broadcasting Him in any way whatsoever? I’m open to thoughts.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. WhoreChurch permalink
    September 19, 2007 11:14 pm

    I think GodTube is pretty much a waste for several reasons:

    1. They censor videos based on religious belief.
    2. A better medium exists (YouTube)
    3. The search function on YouTube can find hundreds or even THOUSANDS more videos on your topic
    4. Separating Christian videos from the “godless mass” is the opposite of what we are called to do

    My two cents. I’m sure you’re glad you agree with me.

  2. September 20, 2007 2:37 am

    That’s “Broadcast Him” to anyone who feels God shouldn’t mingle with everyone on YouTube, but needs a sanitary space of his own, so that he can be sheltered from the knowledge of all those horrible things in the world.

  3. October 1, 2007 10:43 pm

    I have to agree, it’s in no way broadcasting God. It’s embarassing, actually.

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