Next month will see the introduction of MyFORA, a bold new way for you to publish, manage and share your ideas and your favorite FORA videos. As we finalize the technology and interface, we are inviting registered FORANS to join us as a BETA user for the next 30 days. FORAN is a term sometimes used by our branding and identity strategist Michael Cronan. I’ve never used it before, but it has a ring to it. We have used Member, or user, or consumer, or viewer depending on the application. I never liked user or consumer in the media biz. Is the exploration of ideas another form of consumer consumption? Anyway….
On MyFORA, you can:
Bookmark long form programs or chapters for future viewing. Upload your own video commentary (video blogs) and original programming. Assemble “Think Tanks” with FORA program chapters and user generated content.
Keep track of recently viewed programs/chapters, recent forum posts, newly added friends. The “News Feed” keeps you connected to your personal activity, as well as that of your friends.
Add friends and colleagues to your FORA network. Find someone interesting in the forums? Become a friend and follow their life on FORA.
Moderate your own forum and invite others to talk about issues and subject areas of vital interest.
Track subscriptions to channels and areas of interest by email/text messaging/RSS.
If you are not yet a registered user, it’s very easy to do. Just follow the instructions on the home page, upper right corner. Then join us for the BETA test. Full monty rollout in March along with our fabulous redesign and new user experience.
As they used to say in vaudeville, we think you’re gonna love it.