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The Beginner's Guide to Why You Should Use Unique Hashtags for Event Social Media Success

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Hashtags can be found everywhere on the internet these days. The trend that first started on Twitter as a way to help users find other members with similar interests has now expanded to Facebook, Google+ and more.

Why you must be hand in glove with your potential participants

Attracting participants to conferences is one of the main challenges for all event organizers. What can help is making your event client-oriented and “exclusive”. Interesting topics, discussions of vital issues, famous speakers and thought-leaders, unusual event format... Right. But I'd like to focus on one of the best motivators for people to attend an event, that is personal engagement in preparation of this event. Conferences are organized for attendees, so that they get answers to their professional questions, share ideas and opinions, meet peers.

BOOK: the Tweeting Meeting

THE TWEETING MEETING IS A CROWDSOURCED BOOK ON SOCIAL
MEDIA & SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR MEETINGS & EVENTS. 
PUBLISHED IN DECEMBER 2011 BY THE MEETING SUPPORT INSTITUTE.
Maarten Vanneste, president of MSI
 
SOME OF THE TOPICS THIS BOOK WILL COVER ARE:
• Research and advice on the use of Twitter during events

(Science Daily) Video Captions Improve Comprehension

A simple change -- switching on captions -- can make a big difference when students watch educational videos, an SF State professor has discovered.

Robert Keith Collins, an assistant professor of American Indian studies, found that students' test scores and comprehension improved dramatically when captions were used while watching videos. The tool is often utilized for students with learning disabilities, but Collins says his results show captions can be beneficial to all students.

It's a technological world

(IMEX ShowDaily3) An interviewed with Maarten Vanneste published on IMEX ShowDaily3, published on Thrusday, 23rd May 2013

It’s a technological world


The role of technology in the meetings business has evolved hugely in the past ten years and shows no sign of let up. Where once the Telex was cutting edge, organisers must now manage in an age of hybrid events, multi-screening and streamed live content. Technology is making today’s events more engaging than ever.

Plain Surfaces Transformed Into Low-Cost Touch Screens (ScienceDaily July 10, 2013)

A low cost system developed by Nanyang Technological University (NTU), based on the principles of vibration and imaging that is able to track the movements of multiple fingers and of objects, can do just that.
Retrofitting the system onto existing flat-panel TVs will transform it into new, touch sensitive display screens, at only a fraction of the cost of new touch-sensitive display screens, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Six Online Training Dos and Don’ts

Online training has come up as the blessing for those who cannot take regular classes or want to continue their education after a break. Online training is accompanied with many advantages which has made it very popular among learners. In spite of various benefits it is very important for the learners to introspect the need and the type of course they want to do and thus do proper research before taking the course. Online training can be very exciting for some but it can be frustrating and discouraging for others.

App Aptitute: Choosing the Best App for your Conference or Event by Brad Neuman

Websites designed for mobile devices are popular ways to share information with attendees. However, understanding the differences between, native, web-based and hybrid mobile apps are essential in choosing the right technology for your event or conference.

A web app is an application accessed through a devices browser and is limited by the functionality of the mobile browser. In contrast, a native app is downloaded onto the device, loading all pages/documents when the app is installed thus eliminating the need for a network to view content.

Scientists Discover Ways to Optimize Light Sources for Vision: Tuning Lighting Devices Could Save Billions

(ScienceDaily)  Vision researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute have made a groundbreaking discovery into the optimization of light sources to human vision. By tuning lighting devices to work more efficiently with the human brain, the researchers believe billions of dollars in energy costs could be saved.

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