USGNN Live Blogs Set to Launch Tomorrow
The USGNN daily email newsletter and its associated message forum,
are offering registered users the opportunity for more first-hand
interaction with movers and shakers in the industry, including USGlass
magazine editor Ellen Giard. The web-based logs, or "blogs,"
are the first of a series of special features that will be launched
through the magazine's message board.
Each blogger will update his or her blog on a specific day and discuss
very specific topics relating to the glass industry, ranging from
industry practices and procedures to decorative and architectural
glass and a weekly recap. The blogs will be accessible only through
the message forum and are updated weekly.
The board is free, but to protect against spam and abusive posters,
visitors to the board are required to register with a handle or
user name and a login. Valid e-mail addresses are also required
to use the site, though there is an option not to have it displayed
USGlass magazine unveiled the new look and layout for its
online message boards earlier this month. The boards, which serve
as a forum for the industry to discuss important topics and trade
advice, have been undergoing a redesign to make them more user friendly
Different topic areas have been created, allowing visitors to quickly
and easily identify discussions of interest. The general headings
include general commentary, safety, getting started and a product
finder/discussion area; each heading is subdivided into more specific
topics. Under the heading of product finder, for example, visitors
can look into discussions about product information, requests, recommendations
or even classified ads, while code discussions and OSHA information
are the subsections of the "safety director" heading.
to visit the USGNN/USGlass message boards and take advantage of
the online services offered there.