Facebooking for Life in a Wiki World of Tweeting YouTubes: How LinkedIn Pro-Life Scholars Can Engage a Blogger Audience through Social Media

Presented to the Life and Learning XI conference of University Faculty for Life, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 10–11 June 2011.

By Ryan C. MacPherson, Ph.D.



This presentation describes various forms of social media, evaluates their utility for pro-life academics and pro-life nonprofit organizations, and suggests implementation strategies for three levels of engagement: minimal, intermediate, and advanced. The social media considered include Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Wikimedia, YouTube, Blogger, and ListServe.


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