Control Engineering launches Facebook “Automation & Control” group
Online social media has quickly become an important tool for many people as a means of staying in touch with their professional community. As such, I’d like to extend a personal invitation for you to join and take part in Control Engineering’s “Automation & Control” group on Facebook.
Online social media has quickly become an important tool for many people as a means of staying in touch with their professional community. As such, I’d like to extend a personal invitation for you to join and take part in Control Engineering ’s “Automation & Control” group on Facebook.
The purpose of the group is to provide an easily accessible forum in a widely used social media format where members of the automation and control communities can discuss issues; share insights; access news, information, and commentary; or simply hang out and see what their peers in the industry are thinking.
There’s no cost to join and setting up a Facebook account is simple and straightforward.
Once you’ve created your Facebook account at www.facebook.com , to access and join the group, simply click on the “Groups’ link on the right side of your home page, and input “Control & Automation” into the search engine on the Groups page.
To help verify you are joining our group, you should see the Control Engineering logo associated with the group’s page and see me listed as the admin on the group’s site.
I’ll regularly be posting news and links on the group site, as well as suggesting topics for discussion—and as a member of the group, you can do the same.
I hope you’ll take me up on this invitation and join the conversation.
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