Will the 'Make Good Use of Our Official Website' discussion backfire?

by jw07 99 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • wha happened?
    wha happened?

    This was a major oversight on their part. People don't usually type in the URL, they "google" it. Guess what comes up? And if they click on it, that site starts to move up the list.

    The old guys in NY are soooo far behind the times.

    Cedar saw it. He didn't know about the direction in the article so he wasn't colored one way or another on expectations. He just saw more traffic.

    2013 is going to be an interesting year

  • hamsterbait

    Getting householders to google the official website will certainly backfire - almost every potential convert will also be looking at the other websites a trawl brings up. When the RV happens they will no longer be interested.

    Dubs are bound to go to the other sites too.

    Dont visit sites that are critical = dont think of all the boobies and sex on porn sites.

    Countries with internet access will soon go into an accelerating decline, as Cedars predicts.

    Growth in the third world will slow as the richer countries cease giving enough money. When they eventually go online the same internet phenomenon will start there too . The society will think they are saving $$$ by getting the african witlesses to download. Then they will start to lose what little cash they get from the third world too.


  • wasblind

    I've had 61 visits to JWsurvey.org in the last 6 hours (10 visits per hour) via the keyword "jw.org", so they can blunder away as far as I am concerned!! ___Cedars

    There's a TV Jingle that's in my head that goes

    Oh Cedars make your life easier

  • Apognophos

    I'm looking forward to seeing who covers this part tomorrow night and how many people say the address properly. But more importantly, as has already been pointed out a few times, a lot of people seem to not know the difference between the address bar and the search bar. My boss always Googles the web site's URL and then slowly studies the results, looking for the right one. It's the first one! The address you just typed! Just click on it already! But for a Witness, they will see some very interesting results below #1 or #2 that could eventually draw them in.

    I bumped a thread recently where someone had predicted a few months ago that the Society would have presentations being done at the door with a tablet by 2015. That happened a lot sooner than any of us thought. Others have predicted that the next step is all literature is going online and either being placed digitally or printed by the friends on their home printers. So the main thing that this Service Meeting part makes me think about is, "How soon might that happen, and when it does, will many JWs be discouraged, or will they simply praise the Society for reducing costs?" We've already heard complaints about the smaller magazines from some of the R&F.

  • wha happened?
    wha happened?

    Interesting. A presentation at the door, heralding back to the days of a card left explaining the message, or the old record players. No room for the publisher to muck up the message. They are just rank and file after all. They don't even have a mediator between them and God.

  • BluesBrother

    I am sure that it will backfire!...... as Cedars has already discovered

    Personally, I got into the 'net only after a Service Meeting part that detailed how terrible it was that people were reading stuff on it about JW's, and that careless bros were putting stuff out that should be confidential .. Hey, I thought " I am gonna get me some of that!"

  • Tater-T

    I think if they tell people to look up JW.org door to door .... and come back as return visits, they would be very disappointed to say the least..

    holy cow .. this can only backfire!!!!

    or should they go in and show the house holder how to find it on their computer... how convienient

  • wha happened?
    wha happened?

    yep Tater. They set themselves up. If, and I do mean if, they actually convince a householder to go ahead and search it, they will have a rats nest on their hands on their return visit.

    Miracle wheat


    3/4 of the pubs leaving in the 20's


    U name it

  • Apognophos

    And using the householder's computer is a bizarre suggestion.

    JW: "Mind if I come in and use your computer to show you my weird religious web site?"

    Householder: "Uh, okay, I guess this is too strange an offer to pass up, so you have my curiosity. Um, just ignore the popups. And the desktop picture. And don't type anything in the address bar, the autocomplete knows too much."

  • bobld

    Just wondering if they will have an education prog for the old ones of how to use the net.

    Also how to be carefully not to go to apostate sites (I hate the word apostate in this context).

    Oh be CAREFULLY how the apostates will try and mislead you,etc.

    With all these comments here, I think the wtbs is looking into this and how they can circumvent

    your brillant ideas.

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