Thursday, March 22, 2012

Useful Business-Related Twitter Chat Groups and Hashtags

We should know what Twitter is about now since this micro-blogging service created huge hypes nearly all over the world when it first started in 2006. Limit to 140 characters per update, or “tweet,” Twitter has been embraced by users who value the virtue of short and defined messages. The record shows that Twitter has more than 175 million accounts in 2011, and of course we are among one of the many users. Our Twitter account Toner Spot – where followers receive daily news update and firsthand office product promotions!

Back in 2006, Twitter was mainly used in a more personal fashion like checking on friend’s status. Shortly after, marketing efforts stepped into the game. Celebrities, interest groups, brands, and stores, all have Twitter account with the purposes of sharing information and generating interests. Soon enough, a more interactive use of Twitter emerged – Twitter chat groups and hashtags.

Twitter chat group is similar to the regular internet based chat groups. Usually there is a distinct topic and a preset time period where users can share thoughts under the 140 characters per tweet limit. To enter a chat session, the majority of the users use TweetChat and sign in with their Twitter account. This is where the little symbol – “#” or the so called “hashtag” comes into the picture. Hashtag identifies specific topics created by the chat group session administer. Users need to enter a specific hasgtag in order to connect and start all the fun of sharing thoughts or ideas. 

We have pulled out several business related chat groups and hashtags along with their topics and scheduled sessions. Take a look, you might find something that may be of interest to you:

#AIMSchat (Tuesday, 4 p.m. EDT)
Discussion topics revolve around digital sales and marketing, moderated by Association of Internet Marketing & Sales.

#BEchat (Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST)
The Business Examiner facilitate in topics regarding current trends, marketing, networking, etc, helping users to connect with their local business community.

#bizforum (Wednesday, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST)
Different business related topic or issue every week, follow by interactive Q&A session seeking expert opinions and professional experiences.

#HMchat (First Thursday of each quarter, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST)
Her Mush is a place where professional women share values and inspirations on topics including business and lifestyle.

#jabizchat (Wednesday, 12 noon EST)
Business or entrepreneurial related article will be posted on the website on the Monday preceding the chat session.

#moneychat (Monday, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. ET)
Money and business related topics every Monday.

#PMChat (Friday, 12 noon – 1 p.m. EST)
Hosted by RobertKelly and Rob Prinzo. Generally project management and leadership related topics.

#socialwork (Tuesday, 12 noon – 1 p.m. EST)
Weekly discussion on the business of social media moderate by industry leaders.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Okidata C5100 C5200 C5300 C5400 Drum Cartridge Reset Instruction

Our customers sometimes have questions regarding replacing drum cartridges for their Okidata C5100, C5200, C5300, or C5400 series. Drum units are designed for more page yield and they often last a lot longer than their toner counterparts. Also, not many people know that a drum unit often does not need to be changed simply based on what the printer status monitor is tell them. A drum unit can be reset to full and continued to be used until print quality start to suffer.  This usually will make the drums last longer and you can save some valuable cash in the process.
While you can just replace the drum unit similar to changing toners for most printers, Okidata C5100/C5200/C5300/C5400 model can be a little bit tricky. In most cases, it is necessary to reset the printer in order for the new compatible drum unit to function properly. Please see below for the step-by-step instruction:

1. Turn on the printer while holding both the “+” and the “&” buttons at the same time until the user menu appears on the monitor.

2. Scrolling up or down by pressing “+” or “-” for “ENGINE DIAG MODE.” Press “Enter” to enter the “DIAGNOSTIC MODE xx.xx.xx” section.

3. Press and hold both the “-” and “On-line” buttons until “ENG DIAG LEVEL2” is displayed.

4. Scrolling up or down by pressing “+” or “-” for “CONSUMABLE COUNTER SET” then press “Enter.”

5. Scrolling up or down by pressing “+” or “-” to find your consumable item. Press “Enter.”

6. Press “Cancel” to decrease the number or press “On-line” button to increase the number. You can also press the “+” or “-” for adjustment.

7. Hold these three buttons simultaneously until the “*” appears next to the digital count: On-line, Cancel, and Back.

8. Reset the consumable’s count to the number you selected, for instance, 50.

9. Press the “+” or “-” button to proceed with the next consumable setting and repeat the above steps.

10. Use the “Back,” “+,” or “-” buttons to exit the menu till “INITIALIZING” is displayed.

11. Log onto the web interface to see if your consumables have been reset at desired level.

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These steps might look intimidating at first, but once you’ve done it, the process is actually fairly simple. We hope the above steps successfully solve your drum cartridge resetting issue and we hopefully can save you some money in the process. Please send us an email at or contact us through our Twitter account TonerSpot if you have further questions, and our customer service will be more than happy to assist you!