MILTON KEYNES, England, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent launch of Ask The experts, has seen the next phase in the Social Media revolution arrive.
This is a specialist multi functional website designed for the Technology sector.
Ask The Experts combines the functionality of a social media platform like 'Facebook', with specific industry news streams selected by its members.
It also has its own team of journalists, who are investigating new technology and the latest inventions that will change the way that we live.
Mark Stephens, the founder and Project Director of Ask the Experts, told us "traditional social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn provide just the platform and functionality for people to connect and communicate. The discussions and groups can often be poorly policed and abused by social networkers who often fail to adopt any etiquette and refuse to comply with the social rules of engagement. This discourages the real experts from contributing to the discussions that ensue."
Ask The Experts combines the full social media functionality with better policing and also the ability to select relevant news feeds and articles about new technology, that are summarised by the journalist teams, so that busy professionals can either just read the headlines or quickly select the stories that are of most interest to them.
The site also provides links through to the sources of information, papers and relevant video links, so that additional or more detailed information on a subject can be easily accessed from within the site.
Stephens said "This is a specialist site built for the technology and Marketing sectors, that will be effectively policed and will provide a better user experience for its members. Discussions and debates will be with industry experts and professionals and social networkers who try to hijack the site will be blocked from doing so or removed."
Ask The Experts and F10 have already been recognised by a group of industry professionals that have shortlisted it for the best Social Media category at the UK MARA awards.
Stephens added "At the moment, it's free to subscribe and there is a quick and simple registration process that allows its members to select the industry sectors that are most relevant to them. A monthly update is sent out to every member tailored to provide a summary of news, articles and events that are relevant to the sectors that the member has chosen. Once you have registered you will gain access to all areas within the site and can join or form other specialist groups of your own."
We asked some respected individuals to give us their opinion on the site so far:
Daniel Priestley, highly accredited, Social Media entrepreneur and owner of Triumphant Events, the UK's leading Events promotions company, told us "I met Mark Stephens from Ask the Experts at a business owners event recently, where I was presenting and have since met up again to discuss ideas for further progressing the project. Their team, have developed a fantastic landscape already and have some very interesting plans to integrate some very cool multi media functions into the site. This is definitely one to watch."
We also spoke to Kevin Dixie, Founder of one of the internet's largest blogging networks, Fuel My Blog , to get his opinion on the site. He told us "I see Ask The Experts filling a very important gap in the social media space. It is natural for people to share within a social environment and bringing together best of breed services for their members to take the concept on to the next stage".
We also caught up with Simon Lewis, Director at Only Marketing Jobs, the UK's leading Marketing job board. He commented, "We became aware of Ask The Experts a few months ago, through our National innovation awards program where the site has been shortlisted for a prize in the best Social Media category and will appear at the finals next month. We think that the site is very fresh and offers something very unique and we are confident that it is destined to be a huge success."
Mark Stephens, confirmed that this is the first technology focussed social media site of its kind anywhere and stated "This really is just the beginning of a fantastic journey to build a number of social media platforms that focus on specific sectors, but share a range of internet based multi media services. We have so many ideas that blend naturally into this project. The essence of social media, is that people form groups and communities where they feel safe alongside like minded people, where they can share and communicate around the issues that are most important to them. We will provide an environment where this can flourish and then enrich it with lots of extra cool functionality."
The F10 Group who made their name as Technology and Marketing Recruitment specialists have ventured into the Social Media space with their new site Ask the Experts. F10 Recruitment has now been confirmed as Number one supplier of staff into numerous organisations including Global operators and has become highly recognised for their delivery and professional conduct.
With a full portfolio of services on offer from contingency to head-hunting, the high calibre specialist teams that forms the business, can align themselves to a clients own specific requirements and structure in order to provide an outstanding service to surpass others.
The industries sectors they work with: Defence, Aerospace, Space (inc.Satellite), Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics, Information Technology, Sales & Marketing, FMCG, Health & Beauty, Science & Medical, Business Services and Telecoms. They specialise primarily in recruiting for both technology and Sales & Marketing positions.
Ask The Experts is a multi functional hub that combines advanced social networking, with news, articles about the latest technology and genuine interaction with leading industry experts www.asktheexperts.org.uk
SOURCE The F10 Group