By Jeremy | January 23, 2007
Mooks, Midriffs, Myspace and More: Engaging a Plugged-in Generation
Corporate profiteers produce and market media for a target youth audience they call mooks and midriffs — caricatures that exploit adolescent insecurities and hormones — a strategy described as “grabbing below the belt and reaching for their wallets.” The result: average teens now consume digital media for 72 hours each week and increasingly digest that media online in what the New York Times calls, “Websites Without Rules.” This workshop will:
1) Expose the strategy behind mooks and midriffs;
2) Examine the rise of “Websites Without Rules” and ministry opportunities they create; and
3) Explore ways to engage this plugged-in generation.
+ Workshop Audio (Recorded at MNYBA Regional Pastors Conference, Greenwich, CT)
+ Workshop Video (Recorder at PaLM Engage Speakers Series, Flushing, NY)
+ What’s The Strategy? How do we Engage a Plugged-in Generation?
+ Mooks, Midriffs … Powerpoint Presentation
+ Mooks, Midriffs … Prayer Concert Audio
+ Mooks, Midriffs … Intergenerational Conversation Audio – Part 1 / Part 2
+ Why Should I Care So Much? And Other Christ Like Musings on Myspace
+ Merchants of Cool (PBS Frontline Documentary)
+ Websites Without Rules (New York Times, January 2, 2007)
+ Too Wired for their Own Good? (Time magazine cover, March 27, 2006)
+ Myspace Generation (BusinessWeek cover, December 2005)
+ Translating Truth from Babel to Cyberspace, TechMission Keynote Audio 2005
+ Have You Seen Your Kids Myspace?