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 on posts.

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 and welcoming.

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.

CLICK HERE to visit the USGNN/USGlass message boards and take advantage of the online services offered there.

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