Washington Apple Pi

A Community of Apple iPad, iPhone and Mac Users

August 22, 2009 General Meeting

Social Networking, Part 2

9:30 a.m., George Mason University, Route 123 and Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA

This month's General Meeting will be a continuation of last month's focus on Social Networking, this time focusing on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as finishing up with some topics left over from July.

If you think about it, everyone does social networking when they keep in touch and interact with family and friends. Your Mac is a wonderful tool to help you do this in an efficient, entertaining and resourceful manner.

Our goal during this month’s General Meeting is to look at our social network of family and friends and show how various Apple applications can enhance and strengthen that network. Then we will bring into play key ingredients of today’s social networking phenomena.

Here is the basic outline for the meeting:

** Questions for the Q&A can be submitted in advance and this is encouraged. Advance submission allows the experts a chance to fully research the topic as well as giving those who cannot attend an opportunity to tap into their expertise. Send your questions to feedback@wap.org.

Check back here to see if there are any updates or changes to the meeting.

George Mason University Essential Information

Address: 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, VA (near Rte 123 and Braddock Road)
Directions and Map: http://www.gmu.edu/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html

Here is a campus map with annotations (PDF, 2.8 MB).

Important Parking Information:

The meeting is being held in Enterprise Hall, Room 178; No. 13 on GMU campus map. The closest parking is in the Sandy Creek Parking Garage, a pay-for-parking facility. Park in Visitor area, the lowest level. Take the elevator to the third floor (Campus Level), and you will be at the correct level for the short walk to Enterprise Hall.

Parking Validation tickets will be available from the Pi for a $3 donation and they will fully cover all parking costs — they are a considerable savings over the $8 daily rate. Please, bring some single dollar bills to facilitate the exchange. You will need both your parking ticket and the validation ticket to exit the parking garage.

Exiting the garage proved to be a little confusing to some of us last time. On the visitor level, there are two exits, side-by-side at the opposite end of the entrance. Some exits are marked for prepaid tickets, which is what the validation tickets represent. Your parking ticket, the one you got when you drove in, goes in first. Then the validation ticket goes in next. If you have any problems, there is a speaker box for calling the parking lot attendant.

We are hoping to have a Pi volunteer at the exit point to help and make the leaving the garage an easier and more expeditious process. Care to help?

Handicapped Parking: There are three handicap parking spaces next to Enterprise Hall that can be used by members, on a first come first served basis. They should have their Handicap Stickers showing on the dashboard or on the rear-view mirror.