Tag Archives: social media

Introducing Technical Writing World, a New Social Network for Technical Writers

The following is a guest post by Arnold Burian, founder of the new social network Technical Writing World. When it comes to knowledge sharing, we technical writers have it pretty darn good. There are active mailing lists (HATT, TECHRL-W), many informative blogs (I’d Rather Be Writing, The Content Wrangler), a vibrant notification system (#techcomm on Continue Reading »

Participatory Economics: Are Companies Budgeting for Social Media?

A podcast summary by David Armano from Edelman caught my attention yesterday. Armano writes: My theory is that social technologies and the online behaviors they enable leads to more participation from what use to be static audiences and “consumers”. But as a result of this, a demand is generated for participation to be reciprocated from Continue Reading »

New Variables for Technical Writing Project Managers: Larry Kunz at the STC Summit in Dallas, #stc10

In this video, I interview Larry Kunz about new variables for technical writing project managers. Larry talks specifically about the ways agile and social media are changing the way technical writers manage projects. We recorded this video at the STC Summit in Dallas. The next day, Larry received the President’s Award at the STC Summit Continue Reading »

When Social Media Becomes Hollow

I attended Podcamp Salt Lake City (Podcampslc.org) on Friday for the third year in a row. The attendees have fluctuated. The first year, about 30 attended. The next year, about 90 attended. This year, the attendees decreased to around 45. Sometimes events just suffer from poor timing. We are all so busy. But I noticed Continue Reading »

Clive Thompson on the New Literacy

A scholar conducts a 6 year study of student writing and finds that, despite constant accusations that social media is taking writing downhill, actually “we’re in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven’t seen since Greek civilization.” I have to agree — it is a cool effect that the social Continue Reading »

Podcast with Anne Gentle about her Conversation and Community book

[amazon-product align=”right”]0982219113[/amazon-product]Download MP3 Length: 40 min. As a follow-up to my review of Anne Gentle’s book, [amazon-product type=”text” text=”Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation”]0982219113[/amazon-product], I also interviewed her for a podcast. Now you can listen to Anne talk about some of the concepts in her book in a more personal way through the Continue Reading »