I’ve been in a twit quite a few times in my life for one reason or another, but now that social networking has exploded on the Internet, I’m all a twitter with the new Twitter feature on our Web site – www.ricefarming.com.
Recently, we redesigned our One Grower Publishing sites, making them more reader-friendly and interactive. In the upper left hand corner of the home page, check out the Keep In Touch box, featuring Twitter, Editor’s blog and Flickr. Click on “Follow us on Twitter,” and you’ll be routed to a page of Rice Farming “tweets” – short bits of timely information about all things rice. Check it often as it is a great tool for posting late-breaking news, reminders of important meeting dates, new product releases and many other pertinent tidbits of which the rice community needs to be aware.
Another new feature is the Editor’s blog – short for Web log or an online journal. My blog primarily will be my thoughts and insights on topics related to rice in a diary-like commentary. The first couple of paragraphs are on the home page. To read the blog in its entirety, just click “read more.” Feel free to comment if you would like. You have to give your name and email address to comment, but it is not posted on the blog. If you subscribe to the Editor’s blog, you’ll be notified through your own RSS reader and can read all of the recent blog posts.
Flickr – yet another feature – is the picture-sharing spot on the Web site where we can post photos with captions. If you have a rice-related photo – person, place or thing – email it to me, and I’ll place it in Flickr for everyone to enjoy.
Now when you visit www.ricefarming.com, you can read the current issue of our magazine, look through the archived issues or search the site for articles on a particular topic. While you’re there, you can check the weather, browse through agfax.com, or go to any of our other sister publications simply by clicking one of the tabs at the top of the page.
Go to www.ricefarming.com soon to check out our new look and new features. We look forward to your visit!
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