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Canon Launches Its Own Forum to Give Canonites a Safe Place to Chill Online

Are you a Canonite who’s sick of hanging out in the same forums as photographers who pledge allegiance to other brands? If so, that’s kinda sad — why can’t we all just get along? — but Canon has something new that’s perfect for you. The company has just launched its own official online forum, giving photography enthusiasts a new place to “ask questions, get answers and share experiences with peers.”

Canon USA executive vice president Yuichi Ishizuka states,

We are very excited to offer our customers a place to ask questions, interact and learn more from their fellow Canon users. With the rise of social media, Canon recognizes the importance of connecting users to each other for information-sharing purposes.

The powerhouse camera company is looking to become more in-tune with our new social media-driven world. For extra “hipness,” the new forums have a Kudos system built in that appears to be the equivalent of “liking” and “upvoting” posts. The five main forums are: Camera, Printer, Cinema EOS, Camcorder and General Discussion.

There isn’t much activity in the forum yet, so you’ll be “first”ing a lot if you sign up now.

Canon’s portfolio of social media sites is growing: in addition to these new forums, the company runs a Facebook page with 200,000+ likes and a YouTube account with over 5,000 subscribers.

Canon Forum [Canon via CanonWatch]