TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for July 6, 2012

With the US celebration of Independence Day comes another American tradition—baseball’s All Star Break. That period between July 4th and the “Midsummer Classic” that pits the stars of the American League against those of the National League. Baseball fans get to vote on who the All Stars will be each year, and the game is accompanied by hoopla of involving fans and sponsors, the inevitable seventh inning stretch, and the partaking of mass quantities of hot dogs, peanuts, and various adult beverages. In addition to the weekly roundup and Independence Day wishes, TechWhirl presents its own All Star Break, in which we bring back the top five posts of 2012... Continue reading ...

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Pinterest: What My Mother Can Teach You About Content Strategy and Technical Communications

I was talking with my mother last week, and she mentioned that she’s enjoying gathering and sharing pictures of boxer puppies on Pinterest. I said “On what?” I had no idea what she was talking about. It’s not often that my mother gets the jump on me in the internet realm, but she certainly did this time. So I looked into it. Being a content strategist with more than a passing interest in technical communications, I’m afraid I looked at it from a somewhat unique point of view. The result? This article. (Thanks, Mom!) Continue reading ...

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TechWhirl: Technical Communications Recap for March 2, 2012

TechWhirl finishes out the month of February with two features on the hottest new things in visuals for technical communications, and heads into March with a new poll on translation challenges. Plus Technical Communications News that impacts your career, your team and your organization, and highlights from the email discussion list. Continue reading ...