5 Must-Read Technology Articles for Meeting & Event Planners

We know you’re super busy, but you still want to keep up with the latest technology news. So we’ve searched the web to find a few great tech-based articles just for you. Here are our top five picks this week:

 The Paperless Conference Binder – Using Tablet Computers and iPads at Events

In this article, meetings tech expert Corbin Ball shares his favorite, low-cost apps to help planners transition from paper-based to digital document
management at events.

(By the way, if you haven’t visited Corbin Ball’s website lately, check it out – it just received a facelift! You’ll find hundreds of free articles, technology tips, and software tools.)

Exclusive Survey: Social Media Usage by Meeting Planners
The results of February 2012 MeetingsNet Magazines survey reveals usage, demographics and other highlights of “Big Five” social media platforms favored by meeting planners.

13 Things You Never Knew You Could Do on LinkedIn
Courtesy of Business Insider, tips and tricks to make the most out of LinkedIn – including some surprising features you might not know about.

7 Apps You Don’t Want to Miss
Mashable’s slide show of 7 cool apps you you’ll want to download on your smartphone or tablet – from an app that allows you to “thumb kiss” your partner while you’re on the road, to a new app for storing your sketches and notes and sharing them on the web.

9 Digital Ways to Become a Social Good Hero in 2012
We know meeting and event planners have really big hearts – changing the world might be easier than you think. Mobile Apps News shares some ways you can use the web and social media to do good with just a few easy clicks.

Bonus! An inspiring story about technology changing the world – for good:

Kenya’s Kids & Kindles: Mobile Technology Brings Education to Rural Africa
In Africa, modern technology is changing almost every facet of human life. EContent Magazine reports that, thanks to a new joint initiative of The Kilgoris Project and Worldreader, young children in several rural schools are harnessing the power of technology through the use of Kindles and other e-readers (which can hold up to 3,000 books apiece). The devices “are feeding their curious minds” and helping them develop a love of learning.


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