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by James Hicks on December 12, 2010
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Weekend Warriors and Do-It-Yourselfers you, we are no longer alone…

The Home Depot recently announced the launch of its new online “How-To” Community where do-it-yourselfers can discuss home improvement projects and share their expertise with other members.

The How-To Community features a number of tenured Home Depot store associates from around the country who are ready to help consumers tackle their home repair projects. They are trained and equipped with the latest multi-media technologies so they can bring their knowledge to life in ways that savvy consumers now expect.

“Our How-To Community is a gathering place for homeowners, professional contractors, product manufacturers and weekend DIYers to swap tips and share project knowledge,” said Brad Shaw, vice president of communications, The Home Depot. “In addition to the peer-to-peer support you’d expect in this type of community, we’ve selected and trained some of our most tenured store associates to serve as product experts on the site a couple of days each week. The other days, they are back in the store answering questions there. Our customers will find the same level of knowledge and support on this site that they receive in our stores.”

Members of the Home Depot How-To Community earn rank and status among their peers by participating in the site on a regular basis and offering their expertise to other users. Visitors to the online community will find discussions organized in categories including Paint, Tools and Hardware, Garden and Yard and Do-it-Yourself and Repair.

Members of the How-To Community:

  • Meet other DIY enthusiasts
  • Ask questions
  • Share tips
  • Post comments
  • Take polls
  • Share and browse pictures
  • Watch and share videos
  • Provide feedback to other users

The How-To Community also features a Meet Our Experts section that spotlights the community’s store associates and What’s New in Our Aisles section that highlights new product innovations from The Home Depot.

And yes – I am definitely a member !!

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James Hicks
James is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HicksNewMedia, a Digital Publishing and Technology Consulting team providing effective and relevant solutions to individuals and businesses looking to more effective utilize the social interweb. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.
 
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