Why President Monson and Mormon apostles are now on Facebook, Google+

It's official. The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are now on Facebook and Google+. There are a variety of reasons the church created the pages.

Jared Covington, senior adviser over social media for the church said, "Ultimately we wanted to provide people a safe and official way to follow the ministry of the Brethren on popular social media platforms."

Social media is a great way to increase awareness about an individual or entity and to connect with them.

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