Create an instructional tutorial that shows STC members how to sign up for RSS feeds for STC online communications. The tutorial should show the advantages of being able to scan a wide range of content and stay current using RSS technology.
STC offers important online communications that can be subscribed to using RSS feeds, including STC’s Notebook, Technical Communication, and Intercom. We need to help members who are not comfortable with setting up RSS aggregators learn how to access STC online documents with RSS feeds. This will also help members become more competent using social media to stay current in professional practices.
The next virtual watercooler chat for STC Technical Editing SIG members is coming up next week. In this chat, you will have a chance to discuss the topic of “Collaborative Authoring with Wikis” by chatting with other participants. This is an encore presentation of the same topic as January’s chat, offered at a time convenient for members in Australia and India.
Bring your questions and ideas about the topic in general: collaborative authoring in wikis, where the editor fits in, and how standard editing techniques apply. Janice Gelb will moderate the session, both answering questions and directing general conversation about the topic, but not giving a formal presentation.
Sydney, Australia: March 4, 2010 at 14:00
Bangalore, India: March 4, 2010 at 08:30
San Jose, California: March 3, 2010 at 19:00
UTC (GMT): March 4, 2010 at 03:00:00
• Prepare a few questions or comments about the topic. Be ready to participate in the discussion, not just “listen.”
• Test the chat software at least one day before the session, by signing into the SIG chat page: http://www.stc-techedit.org/Chat (STC Technical Editing SIG members only. You can add the SIG to your STC membership.)
More Information about the watercooler chat:
Janice Gelb has been a senior technical editor at Sun Microsystems for 18 years. She was the project lead for three major revisions of the “Sun Editorial Style Guide” and for all three editions of “Read Me First! A Style Guide for the Computer Industry.” She has a BS in Journalism with a specialty in editing from the University of Florida and has worked as a senior editor at Ashton-Tate and at Scitex Corporation.
A report has been posted on the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) HWID 2009 Working Conference on Usability in Social, Cultural and Organizational Contexts held on October 7-8, 2009, Pune, India.
The theme of Cultural Usability and Human Work Interaction Design was very timely and relevant for India, given the increasing investment by the government in e-governance, e-learning, e-health and applications of information systems to empower the rural and agricultural population of India. Cultural usability is also highly relevant to the work of information technology in India in providing solutions for customers world wide.
17 November 2009
Monitoring Social Media 09 is a conference planned for discussion of issues in social media monitoring, including reputation management, influence, sentiment, free vs paid tools and ROI. Speakers and panelists include Neville Hobson, Antony Mayfield (iCrossing), Philip Sheldrake, Mark Rogers (Market Sentinel)), Marshall Manson (Edelman) and lots more.
This is a full day event with lunch and attendance is expected to be about 200 people.
For details and insights into the social media community in the UK and Europe, visit the conference website.
The Globalization and Localization Association has announced a series of webinars. Topics include managed crowdsourcing, the Okapi localization tools, multilingual desktop publishing, and project-based machine translation. For details, visit the GALA webinar page.
Twitter accounts in multiple languages is among the subjects of a July, 2009 blog post, Pros and Cons of Multiple Twitter Accounts. The author observes that “we are not listening enough to social media conversations on a global scale.” Check the post to learn which countries have the heaviest users of Facebook.