internet in full swing, we have seen many new terms pop up that did
not exist in years past. For example, "Fashion Discussion Groups",
"Fashion Forums", "Fashion Networks", "Fashion Message Boards" etc.
If you ask an old time garmento,
they would very possibly be confused by any of the terms that I have
just listed. Anyway, on this page we will try to explain the
meaning of a fashion industry discussion group.
Fashion Discussion Groups - On the internet a discussion
group or discussion forum is a method for group members to
communicate regarding a particular subject. In the case of a
fashion discussion group, the subject of discussion is obviously
"fashion". To test the theory of a discussion group, we have
created a few fashion industry discussion groups by utilizing the
Google Groups system.
welcome to test out the discussion group concept from the fashion
industry discussion groups listed above. Please keep discussions
relevant to fashion. Actually, please try to stay on topic based on
the group name. For example, in the "Clothing Store Discussion
Group", please keep discussions regarding retail issues.
Fashion Industry Message Boards are very similar in
purpose and in function to the discussion group websites. In all
honesty, I am not really sure the difference between a discussion
group and a message board. Actually, now that I think about it,
weren't these systems previously called "Chat Rooms". In my view
this type of system has evolved as follows: Chat Rooms >> Message
Boards >> Discussion Groups >> Social Networks.
Note: I am a
garmento and not a expert on the
internet.. I may have the above all backwards. This is only based
on my own personal recollection of internet history...
In my opinion,
as of now (the year 2007), the best method of communication for the
fashion industry is via a social network site. In fact, the Apparel
Search company is one of the very first companies to convert a
"social network" framework into a "business to business" network.
You can see what we have done by visiting the
Network. We did not actually create the code or
technology running the network, but we did use our creative
juices to tweak the existing code into a "business" network for the
fashion industry. If you work in the fashion industry, you can
check out the Fashion Industry Network and join the