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Published: February 22, 2008
What is wimgo, really?
"It's a fabulous calendar of events that goes to the end of time,” said Sue Hale, vice president of community engagement for OPUBCO Communications Group. "It's the mother of all calendars.” It's also driving directions, social networking, community engagement, photos and videos, and a lifestyle guide for Oklahoma. It's starting out local, but eventually, wimgo could take over the world.

What's the catch?
There is no catch. Wimgo is user-friendly, spam- and virus-free and free of charge. If you want to find something to do this weekend, just type "this weekend” into the search bar and take your pick of the best Oklahoma has to offer. You can type any "tag” words into the search bar to find what you're looking for. And if you want to enter your own event, that's free, too.

How can I get a "satellite” on my Web site?
You can contact the OPUBCO Communications Group community engagement team at 475-3210.

"It's as simple as copying about five or six lines of code to your Web page and changing the colors to match,” said Andy Fugate, technology director of new media for OPUBCO Communications Group. The more individual Web sites that add a wimgo satellite calendar to their pages, the more wimgo will work its magic, building the community's most comprehensive, all-inclusive calendar of events.

What is an avatar?
Merriam Webster defines an avatar as "an electronic image that represents and is manipulated by a computer user.” Just think of it as how you want to represent yourself to other wimgo users. Whether it's your senior picture, an animated version of you or just a symbol is up to you.

How do I create a personal profile for wimgo?
After you've signed in to wimgo using your NewsOK. com user name and password, click on the "my profile” button on the top right of the screen. Enter as much or as little personal information as you want including your interests, education, where you work and whatever else you think is interesting.

If I sign up, will I be spammed with e-mails?
No. Your e-mail address is only used for registration.

"Our registration process currently doesn't have any e-mail alerts. We are adding that functionality but it will be a double opt-in,” said Rob Wescott, OPUBCO Communications Group vice president of audience development. "You will be able to opt in to receive an email or mobile alert and then have the opportunity to confirm that option.

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