As we get more involved in social networking, our friend lists become as much of a status symbol as they did when we were younger. It means a lot to your real-life friends if you have a famous face in your friend list or as one of your followers. If you don’t actually know the famous person, it may be able for you to get them to follow you on Twitter.
The first step is to follow the (more…)
There is a great way to promote new technologies and the most successful way is through groups. This is a powerful method for promoting new things because word spreads quickly. In the world of technology there is a lot that depends on reviews from other people. Groups have the power to make or break a product much faster. Groups also have the ability to test the products easier. This is why the group concept works so well.
Social media groups are great ways to get people interested in new technology. (more…)
Your users’ groups are more successful if you maintain good solid communication with all the members. Members of most groups want this contact to know what is going on, get updates, and most importantly to feel connected.
There are many ways to accomplish this, with email being a favorite. Emails however can be rejected by spam filtering, left unread, or refused by some members. There are a number of alternatives that may help to meet (more…)
In planning any sort of conference, there are generally three important focuses–venue, agenda and guests. To help you in this crucial and demanding stage, you must form a committee preferably 6 to 10 people which will specifically be assigned tasks to accomplish for the conference. It allows more order and concentration on a single task which can lead to perfection rather than just a few people who cannot keep up with all the duties required.
Before anything else is started, there must be careful consideration regarding the purpose of the event and the approaches in which it (more…)
With the way the economy is now and these days everyone is on the computer. You can be on the computer if you write your own book, go on a website and chat with friends. You will be able to sign up to business that will help you earn money on the computer and the internet. You will be able to work from the comfort of your own home. Make a website and sell anything that you want (more…)
The internet as we know it is an inextricable part of our collective culture : how did we ever live without it? Here’s a brief look back at the history of the internet and notable milestones in internet history…
1960s – Computers begin development stages and researchers quickly try to think of ways to allow computers to communicate with each other
1982 – the Internet Protocol Suite and the concept of the modern Internet network was born as was the notion of the World Wide Web
1986 – NSFNET provides researchers and other members of the public access to supercomputers (more…)
If you’re still worried about the future of users’ groups, even after seeing how long some have already survived, perhaps this will reassure you. The SAP User-Group Executive Network (SUGEN) announced in September the results of a survey that shows people crave user groups more than ever.The survey population consisted of SAP BusinessObjects users worldwide. The German software corporation has been active since 1972 and is currently the largest software company worldwide. There has been a recent push for more user group interaction by customers. The America’s SAP Users’ Group was founded in 1990, and SUGEN was founded in 2007 to improve communications between international and local groups. The recent survey was designed to further enhance user group relations. Among other things, the results showed that SAP customers still have a strong interest in interacting with user groups, and find them indispensable for expanding their knowledge of the software and its capabilities. (more…)
Everybody loves a road trip. That’s one of the reasons that the annual Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas every January since 1978, is so popular. Another is the exclusive clientele. Since the show is closed to the public, you’d better be a celebrity, an industry professional, or a member of the press if you want to get in.The January show is now the only CES of the year, but between 1978 and 1994 there was also a summer show in Chicago. Before that, the CES was held in New York since 1967. In the more than forty years since its inception, CES has provided the world with its first glimpses at notable new pieces of technology, including: (more…)
“It’s a hard world for little things,” Rachel Cooper (Lillian Gish) said in the 1955 film The Night of the Hunter. That holds true for little users’ groups as well. In fact, t would be difficult for many local groups to have access to the resources and technology that they do without the guiding hand of APCUG, the Association of Personal Computer User Groups.APCUG traces its roots back to the First Annual User Group Summit in 1986, which was the first step towards enhancing communication between groups nationwide. The organization itself, however, wasn’t made official until the 1987 meeting. (more…)