Tuesday is eNews Tech. Night at the Library

Park Forest Library

eNews Park Forest is hosting a technology night at the Park Forest Library Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. (Photo: ENEWSPF)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Ever wonder how to create a blog entry on eNews Park Forest? Do you want to get more involved commenting on stories? Perhaps you’d like to be one of the first to tell the world what you think in the newly-launched eNewsPF Forum? Do you just want to learn more about your computer and networking on the Internet? Join eNewsPF reporters and organization representatives this Tuesday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ringering Room at the Park Forest Library.

The Library offers free Wi-Fi service, so bring your laptops if you have them for a hands-on learning experience. No laptop? Don’t worry. Bring pen and paper to take down easy directions.

One of the topics we will discuss is the re launching of our forum. In addition to giving people the capability of commenting on stories, many online publications have established successful forums for discussing the news and other events. The forum redesign features a robust Simple Machines Forum [SMF], a secure, robust PHP-based dynamic forum which employs a MySQL database.

The eNewsPF Forum can be found at https://enewspf.com/forum. There is no link on the main menu of eNews Park Forest yet. The directory is available to the search engines, but we’re going to concentrate on populating the forum with posts for the next week or so.

We will also explain the concept of blogs. The blog concept is different from a forum. Blog entries on eNews Park Forest quickly become some of our most-read content items.

Any and all readers of eNews Park Forest are welcome to attend.

Finally, I would be remiss if I did not publicly congratulate our own P.C. Smith. His technology article, The Other Microsoft Retirement: Your XP!, took off like wildfire last Sunday night. As I worked to finish last Monday’s issue, I watched in awe as literally thousands of people found P.C.’s article soon after it was published and stopped by to read. Within an hour-and-a-half, over 3,000 people had read his piece. I was gratified that eNews Park Forest is so strong on the search engines, but even more impressed that so many people found P.C.’s work helpful. Good work, P.C.!

See you on Tuesday.