By Kevin O'Keefe

Pope Francis : Social media helps you build an identity

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2014 Pastoral Visit of Pope Francis to Korea

Closing Mass for Asian Youth Day

August 17, 2014

Haemi Castle, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do

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2014-08-17

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“Blessed art though who create content,” writes teenVogue’s Lauren Ducan reporting on Pope Francis’ Sunday meeting with bloggers and YouTubers.

Though the Pope and the social media role models discussed using the net for the greater good, Alexandra Sims of the Independent shares that the Pope professes an admiration for fashion and beauty videos.

The Pope, who’s been recognized as a proponent of social media, signaled out British fashion and beauty vlogger, Louise Pentland, who runs the You Tube channel Sparkle and Glitter, saying:

I am glad that you carry out the type of work you do, following the line of beauty, it’s a great thing. To preach beauty and show beauty helps neutralise aggression.

Pope Francis appreciates the value of using social media to grow personally.

You can create a virtual identity; you belong to this circle at least virtually. From that you can start taking a path of optimism and hope.

Building an identity and establishing a path of hope and optimism.

Too many people, especially professionals, take a shallow approach to blogging and social media.

Most avoid it all together. I don’t have enough time, and if I did, what good would social media do for me.

How about building an identity, establishing yourself as part of a community of caring thought leaders, and setting out on a path of hope and optimism. Good stuff for lawyers and other professionals.

You could do worse than picking up a little social media wisdom from Pope Francis.

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Kevin O'Keefe
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Trial lawyer turned legal tech entrepreneur, I am the founder and CEO of LexBlog, a legal blog community of over 30,000 blog publishers, worldwide. LexBlog’s publishing platform is used on a subscription basis by over 18,000 legal professionals, including the largest law firm in each India, China and the United States.

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