Facebook page, Jesus Daily, ranks No. 1 on interactions, traffic
A Facebook page about Jesus has ranked No. 1 for the last 18 weeks for the highest number of interactions and traffic, a survey said.
The Facebook page, Jesus Daily, ranked No. 1 in a survey by All Facebook, with 3,419,397 interactions as of this writing, outscoring by far Justin Bieber at 630,789 interactions, Lil Wayne at 466,210 and Lady Gaga at 345,254.
Although Jesus Daily didn’t have the most number of fans, at 8,284,774, it scored the highest number of comments, likes, posts and responses.
A sample post said,
LUST … will leave you loveless
POWER … will leave you heartless
DRUGS … will leave you senseless
MONEY … will leave you comfortless
JESUS … WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU REGARDLESS
It received 88,652 “likes” and 4,292 comments.
It’s most recent post, as of this writing, is, “Like if you are proud to call JESUS YOUR FRIEND,” and includes a music video. Although it was only posted 20 minutes ago, it has as of this writing already generated 12,430 “likes” and 359 comments.
Under the “information” section, the page is described saying, “Our mission is to help 50,000 people accept Christ this year. Help us spread the Gospel of Christ around the world … “
Just a hobby
Jesus Daily was set up as just a hobby by Aaron Tabor, 41, a diet doctor from North Carolina, in April 2009. The page was made shortly after Tabor set up his own Facebook page to market his book and products, including protein bars, supplements and soy shakes.
Tabor is the son of a preacher who served in churches in North Carolina and Alabama. He told NYT, “I wanted to provide people with encouragement. And I thought I would give it a news spin by calling it daily.”
Facebook is one among a number of social media tools that have transformed shared communications, work styles and ways of falling in love. Faith discussions also prevail in Facebook, usually fostered by church leaders, religious institutions and synagogues who are also utilizing YouTube and Twitter.
Five of the top 20 interactive sites are Christian. Aside from Jesus Daily ranking No. 1, there is also The Bible (No. 3 with 1,044,350 interactions), Dios es Bueno (No. 4 with 748,217 interactions), Jesus Christ (No. 10 with 513,040 interactions) and Joyce Meyer Ministries (No. 15 with 435,050 interactions).
Used for serious things
“At first people think Facebook is just a place where people go to play games or look at photos or snoop on their friends,” Tabor said to ABC News. “But if you look at Jesus Daily and elsewhere, people are using it for very serious things.”
So far, Tabor has been managing Jesus Daily personally to guard against degrading posts, pornography and the like. However, at times he spends up to 13 hours in a day on the page, and he is considering establishing a nonprofit, so that he can hire a staff to oversee traffic.
Generally, however, he has enjoyed running the page. Tabor told ABC News, “Ministering to others has been the biggest blessing of my life.”