How would you like to hang out and chat with your favorite MakeUseOf authors, get answers to your nagging tech questions, and discuss anything with your fellow readers in real time?
I already know you answered ‘yes’ to all of those questions, so allow me to jump right in with the answer: you can, and all you need to do is check out MakeUseOf Groups [NO LONGER AVAILABLE]!
What Kind of Groups Are There?
All of your favorite sections on the site have their own groups where our editor and readers hang out. Have a burning question Windows-related question? Visit our Windows group and ask away. Oh, you’re a Linux fan? We have groups for that, too! Every section of the site is covered.
To put it simply, if there’s anything you enjoy reading here at MakeUseOf, you’ll find groups filled with like-minded individuals who love the same thing. You can learn, discuss, and even debate with them!
Make sure to head to MakeUseOf Groups to check out the full list of available groups. We promise you’ll find some that suit your taste!
How Do You Join Groups?
If you’re on desktop then simply visit MakeUseOf Groups and click on a group that grabs your attention. You can join groups and chat with anyone regardless of what browser you use at grou.vi. Mobile users may want to download the app instead.
Logging in is quick — you can use your existing Google and Facebook accounts to get going in just a few seconds. Or if you prefer, you can log in with just your mobile number.
You can search for a group name from within the Grouvi app and join a whole bunch quickly and easily. Note that there are all kinds of groups including those created by the MakeUseOf crew as well as many other public groups which are not affiliated with MakeUseOf.
Feel free to type in any topic that interests you to join groups related to it. And if you can’t find one, you can always create your own group right from within the app!
See something you enjoy in a particular group? You can mouse over the post to like it or even save it, so you can go back to your saved tab and revisit it whenever you want. You can also use the tab to the left to view your activity, which makes it easy to see if anyone has replied to any of your comments.
The best way to use the web client is to find a bunch of topics that interest you and fill up that group list! This way, you’ll always have lots of action and people to chat with. Whether you want to argue your opinions with others, or you want some help with a situation, you’ll find a group (and more importantly, helpful people) who are ready to chat.
Why Should You Use These Groups?
We love interacting with our readers through comments, but let’s be honest, it takes time and isn’t the best way to have a back and forth. MakeUseOf Groups gives us a way to interact and offer help in real-time, which lets us do what we love even more efficiently — helping you make use of all kinds of awesome stuff out there on the web.
Plus, it’s completely free, and it’s a lot of fun. Check it out, and make sure to start at MakeUseOf Groups.