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New Maui Social Media Users Group Forming

December 23, 2010, 2:35 PM HST
* Updated December 23, 3:06 PM
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By Sonia Isotov

The new Social Media Users Group inaugural meeting is January 13 from 4-6:30 PM at the Malcolm Training Center, Maui Research and Technology Park, in Kihei.

Business, marketing and education professionals who use and want to learn more about social media or are interested in sharing knowledge and experience are encouraged to attend. 

Social media are media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media uses web-based technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogues and can take many different forms, including blogs, micro blogs, location-based social networking, events, podcasts, wikis, forums, video, and document managing and editing tools.

Popular social media platforms include Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MeetUp.com, YouTube, Delicious, and GoogleDocs; to name just a few.

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The meeting will feature a Q&A panel session with local social media and marketing experts: Peter Liu, Kaiscapes Internet Consulting, Jeff Bennett, Digital Splash Media, Tommy and Jen Russo, Maui Time, and Liza Pierce, AMauiBlog.com. Attendees are encouraged to submit their questions ahead of time on the High Tech Maui website.

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Many of these experts also participate in High Tech Maui’s ongoing social media workshop series sponsored by the Maui Economic Development Board, Inc.

Pupus and refreshments served. Cost $25. Seating limited.

Register and view the upcoming workshop calendar at High Tech Maui website. Laptops not required or needed.

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