With the increased use of social media as a tool for communications most online businesses are moving forward by creating ways to interact with their online customers and establish long term relationships. In addition to setting up a website, business owners are taking advantage of the online tools that are available for reaching out to their target audience. The tools range from social networking and video sites to forum and blogs. If you are thinking about setting up a forum you probably think it is a complicated and time consuming task. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Actually the forum software that is used for online communications is designed to be user-friendly and simple to use on both the part of the administrator and the end user which is your targeted audience.WikidForum is forum software that helps you to easily set up a community to help you connect with your online audience while providing a tool for them to interact with one another. When you set up a forum you can create an informal setting that encourages your target audience to communicate with you and other users with the same interests.WikidForum is unique forum software that allows your audience to have access to discussion threads which allows users to edit and add content as you would on other sites that allow wiki entries. As a moderator this will save you a lot of time answering the same questions over and over again and adding fresh content to the forum on a daily basis.
How WikidForum Works
TEdxBrickell is just amazing. I am super motivated after hearing Chris Redlitz, Georgina Mitchell, Frank Nouyright, Brian Wong & Nii Simmonds to push our projects such as WikidForum to the next level.
Brian Wong(18yrs old) was super inspiring. He has some amazing perspectives on life.
Meet others interested in all aspects of User Experience. Gather to discuss industry standards, Information Architecture, Usability, Interaction Design, deliverables, user testing, user research and more. As well as discussions about upcoming conferences, good books, education, and industry leaders. Open to anyone interested in learning more about user experience!
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Robert Murray will go over the basics of getting your application running with Core Data framework. We will also look view a few common ways of caching content using Core Data.
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Rasmus Lerdorf is a Danish programmer and is most notable as the creator of the PHP programming language. He is a frequent speaker at Open Source Software Forums. He authored the first two versions of PHP – Hypertext Preprocessor (the name is a recursive acronym) and participated in the development of later versions of PHP led by a group of developers including Jim Winstead , Stig Bakken, Shane Caraveo, Andi Gutmans and Zeev Suraski.
He has contributed to the Apache HTTP Server and he also came up with the LIMIT clause and added it to the mSQL Database in 1995.
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TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California in 1985, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
TED who? That’s what one of my friends said.
If you haven’t heard of TED.com, it’s about time you did! TED.com is a conference that brings together the great thinkers of our time, to give the lecture of their life… in about 18 minutes!
Over the years, TED has almost grown a cult-like following and the free videos on their website are used in universities and schools all over the world. Whole blogs have been created around these vidoes and it would be safe to say that many have been inspired by the ideas that the speakers so freely share.
I’ve been talking to friends about SXSW and the cool things that have emerged as a result of it and the one question I get from many of my non-techie friends is “What is SXSW?”
So this post is not for those who are well acquainted with all things SXSW but for everyone else!
South by Southwest (the X is actually for ‘by’) is series of interactive, film and music festivals and conferences that take place in Austin Texas every year around this time. It started in 1987 and has become somewhat of an annual pilgrimage for a lot of people in our industry. Lots of cool apps and websites get launched there and well…you get to mingle with lots of celebrities. You can read more here.
This years festivities run from March 12th to March 21st.
Since we’re techies, we’re most interested in the Interactive Festival (March 12th to March 16th) – not to say the music and movie festivals aren’t any cooler.
Just to give you a taste, here are two sessions that were relevant to the areas I work in:
3/12/10 – 2PM - Beauty in Web Design (Great web design is all around us, but can we go beyond ‘cool’, ‘usable’ and ‘fun’ to create something truly beautiful? This session examines our changing attitudes to beauty, art and meaning, and why the web is ideally suited to become a vehicle for true beauty in the Information Age.)
3/12/10 – 2PM – The UX of Mobile (The term ‘user experience’ used to be an afterthought in mobile application design. The iPhone changed all that and has set a new benchmark for user experience on mobile devices. )
In case you’re interested, here’s the full sxsw schedule
Can’t make it to Austin? Don’t worry. Just do a Google blog search and you’re sure to find some interesting posts. The following WSJ blog is just an example:
Google is tracking some user actions on Gmail. Though this might seem obnoxious at first, it can prove to be a helpful for busy Gmail users when used appropriately. For example: Gmail can be set up to remind you to attach documents. This is triggered by the use of certain keyword combinations. See screenshot below.
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