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A practical guide to using Greenbor. What do you get? You get a FREE meetup by way of Greenbor Group and Events (you do not have to pay meetup.com). You get a Free service to micro blog and tell the ...

A practical guide to using Greenbor. What do you get? You get a FREE meetup by way of Greenbor Group and Events (you do not have to pay meetup.com). You get a Free service to micro blog and tell the world what you are doing. You get to write and talk about what is great and not so great in your neighborhood by Greenbor Review, you can write reviews from restaurants to Auto repair shop to a spa.

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  • 1. Table of Contents 1.What is Greenbor?..................................................................................................................................2 2) Setting up your Greenbor account.........................................................................................................3 2.1) Opening Greenbor account............................................................................................................3 2.2) Finding Friends..............................................................................................................................4 2.3) Editing Profile................................................................................................................................5 2.4) Update Profile Picture....................................................................................................................5 3) Local Reviews.......................................................................................................................................6 3.1) Finding a Business.........................................................................................................................6 3.2) Write Review..................................................................................................................................7 3.3) Review Category Home (e.g. Restaurants & Bar).........................................................................8 4. Greenbor Groups....................................................................................................................................9 4.1) Group Home.................................................................................................................................10 4.2) Group Events................................................................................................................................11 4.3) Event Home RSVP and tracking Invites......................................................................................12 5. Deals and Coupons...............................................................................................................................13 5.1) Sharing a Deal..............................................................................................................................14 5.2) Sending SMS (text message) based coupon to your cellphone...................................................15
  • 2. 1. What is Greenbor? Greenbor is, simply, a social network on which participants communicate with each other by sending short messages (world calls it micro blogging, blogs that are 140 character or less and we at Greenbor call it “In Touch” e.g. Send me an “in touch” or “in touch” me). The home page looks like the following: The tag line at the top of Greenbor asks, “What are you up to?” Answering that question literally and constantly – as many Greenbor users seem to – seems like an exercise in narcissism (at worst) or futility (at best). Reading millions of such “In Touch” post on the other hand, seems like an exercise in voyeurism. Greenbor is not Twitter or Facebook or Myspace. Greenbor's purpose is to provide a good social networking community (like Facebook or Myspace), a micro blogging space (like Twitter), and in addition to it to provide a way for the local neighborhood users to write and read reviews about local services and businesses. Users can write and read reviews about anything from their favorite hole in the wall restaurant to a great downtown club. Local businesses can use Greenbor to publish SMS coupon to the neighborhood, coupons are not advertisement but a good savings for the neighborhood; in top of that these coupons cannot be printed but can be sent to the users cell phone. No paper and hence the name Greenbor (Green Loving Neighbor). If you think Greenbor as a micro-blogging platform, Blogging, of course, is simply a way of easily publishing your content on the Internet. Greenbor simplifies blogging by forcing messages to be 140 characters or less, an artifact of its origin as a cell phone messaging-based communication platform. The strict size limit forces your content to be pithy and prevents you from over- engineering your content. Greenbor is a spam-proof permission-based marketing system. Because the only people who get your messages are those who chose to be “In Touch” with you, spam doesn't get very far on Greenbor. If sombody is “In Touch” with you, and you abuse that trust by spamming your Greenbor
  • 3. network, pretty soon the person you're spamming will remove you from his contact, in other words, he/she will stop being “In Touch” with you and no longer receive your messages.
  • 4. 2) Setting up your Greenbor account To use Greenbor as a user, you must, of course, create a Greenbor account. It's pretty easy and takes just 10 seconds to create an account and find friends in Greenbor Network. 2.1) Opening Greenbor account Start by opening up your browser and going to www.greenbor.com. The home page of Greenbor.com will look like this: Click on “Register” link or menu to register and get an account with Greenbor:
  • 5. Once you signed up, you will be taken to the home page of Greenbor. Home page will look like this: You can find friends here, start a group create a To-do activity and so on. 2.2) Finding Friends Finding Friends in Greenbor is easy, click on “Find Friends” menu and search using their first name or last name or if you know their Greenbor username you can use that to search. Once found simply click on “keep in touch” to start receiving your friends message. Once you do an automatic email notification will be sent to your friend so he can find you and “keep in touch” with you. Congratulations! you've successfully created an account and have started to receive one of your friend's messages.
  • 6. 2.3) Editing Profile You can edit your profile by clicking on the Profile Menu in the top, once you click on the profile Greenbor will take you to the profile page. From their you can find a link to Edit your Profile. Your Edit profile page looks like the following: 2.4) Update Profile Picture From edit profile you can click on the “Profile Picture” to upload a profile picture. Profile picture is important as there may be more than one John Doe from NYC and having a profile picture will help your friends find you.
  • 7. 3) Local Reviews Reviews are written by you “the locals” and not by the business or their competitors. Greenbor does provide you with an option to flag a business or review if you “the user” think it's bogus or created by the competitor of the business. Greenbor will validate all that is flagged and will take actions appropriately. Users can write and read reviews about anything from their favorite hole in the wall restaurant to a great downtown club. You can click on Review menu to go to Review Home Page and from here you can search for a restaurant to night club to a pet store. Review Home looks like the following: 3.1) Finding a Business User can search a business and if not found they can add a new business to Greenbor. Almost all businesses in the U.S. can be searched and added to Greenbor. Both Review home page and Review search page shows you an option to add a business. Once clicked on Add Business button, the following screen will be shown to search a business to add to Greenbor network:
  • 8. 3.2) Write Review Once found, select the business to write review. Following screen should be used to write your honest opinion about the business and your personal experience:
  • 9. 3.3) Review Category Home (e.g. Restaurants & Bar) Following is the Restaurants & Bar category Home in Greenbor, you notice that there are plethora of sub categories under each category:
  • 10. 4. Greenbor Groups One of Greenbor's social networking feature is Groups. Users can start a group on just about anything except that Greenbor will not tolerate groups that attack a specific person or a group of people (e.g., hate groups, racist, sexist and so on). Greenbor will terminate creator's Greenbor account and the group created. You can start a group or search for a group and join and interact with the members easily. You can also see if there is a meetup event organized by the Greenbor Group (why pay meetup.com a fee?), Greenbor provides meetup service for Free. Following screen is used to create group and it is accessed from the home page.
  • 11. 4.1) Group Home As a creator of the group you will be the “super administrator” you can broadcast or announce news about the group, manage members (either terminate, make or remove an user as administrator, edit group purpose, group picture, or invite people to join). A Group will get its own home page and it can be accessed using the following url http://www.greenbor.com/group/<groupalias>. Following is a sample Group and this is an Administrator view so you can see all the possible menus an administrator will get:
  • 12. 4.2) Group Events Group administrators can schedule events for the Group. Events can be a group created or an individual that creates it to schedule for his or her birthday party. These events can be of type fund raiser or a celebration or a ceremony or a regular meetup to discuss about something important to the group. Following screen is used to create event and is accessed from the home page of the group:
  • 13. 4.3) Event Home RSVP and tracking Invites Event gets its own home page and people who are invited to the event can access it from their Greenbor's home page by clicking on “my Events”. Invitees can RSVP to an event and can write on the event board for others to see. Following is a typical event home page with RSVP and board messages:
  • 14. 5. Deals and Coupons Other useful feature at Greenbor is to help locals find great savings in their neighborhood. User finds SMS (text message based) coupon that are published by local businesses here at Greenbor, and they can share a deal to help their friends and neighbor. Following is the Deals and Coupon Home, that displays Top 12 Neighborhood deal at any given time. These deals are based on your zip code and any deals within 20 miles radius:
  • 15. 5.1) Sharing a Deal If you know a deal, it's a two step process to share a deal and publish the deal to the neighborhood. This is a great way to help your friends and locals to save some money. First you search a deal by clicking on Share a Deal link from Deal's home page. Following screen will be used to search a business: Once you found the Restaurant above, click on Select link to get to the Following screen to share a deal:
  • 16. 5.2) Sending SMS (text message) based coupon to your cellphone Local businesses uses Greenbor to publish SMS coupon to the neighborhood. If you find a coupon that you're interested you can send it to your cellphone and show it at the store to redeem and save money. All SMS coupon can be differentiated from the user shared deal easily; all SMS coupon will have a “text coupon” link at the bottom of the coupon as shown in the below screen shot. If you click on the link you'll see the following screen asking for your cellphone number. Following is the screen that is used to send the coupon to your cellphone: