This week’s edition of the User Group Report features Mac User Group (MUG) meeting content and ideas, a discussion of online user groups, a discussion of why groups should get involved in Macworld Expo events, and a look at this month’s MUG-only vendor deals.
Chris Breen, author and contributing editor of Macworld magazine, discusses the publication’s latest method of MUG support and offers an update on the offering of special editions of the “Breen’s Bungalow” QuickTime video tutorials for use by individual MUGs at their meetings and on their CDs. Sam Crutsinger of
TackyShirt, a production company that is “dedicated to putting out the most entertaining education available,” will talk about his company’s first training video and unveil an offer to user groups for a TackyShirt presentation via iChat AV. Kevin Gomez of the Corning Macintosh Users Group chats about the advantages and disadvantages of the online user group model, the fun of Macworld Expo volunteering, and how he’s trying to make his MUG accessible from your cell phone.
The User Group Report is the Internet radio show hosted by Chuck Joiner, editor of
the MUG Center, an online for MUGs. It features interviews with people making news in the user group community.
You can listen
or download the MP3 file for your iPod online.
MUGs are good places for making new friends, finding Mac-loving buddies, boning up your technical expertise, finding solutions to technical problems, and sometimes finding a good deal on used hardware. For more info on MUGs, and to find the location of the one nearest you, go to Apple’s
User Group Web page.