RE: Twitter

Subject: RE: Twitter
From: Dori Green <dorigreen00 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 16:35:16 -0500



One of the functions of the technical writer has always been to filter information. This now presents pretty clear career paths into Business Analysis, Business Intelligence, Quality System Management, Project Management, and (last but not least) Document Management. I'm just now looking at getting into a project that will transform the effectiveness of the board of directors for a not-for-profit just by sorting its hundreds of pages of "handbook" into its real policies and appendix material. Talk about data mining!



Overload and lack of information organization can be just as bad as a lack of information. What's that old saying -- "...if you can't dazzle them with brilliance, just baffle them with bullsh**." In today's age of discovery and public access to information, I believe more than ever in the public service aspect of our jobs.



At the same time -- we do need to be careful about the "new" social computing media, and to be sure that information posted on behalf of our organizations has been reviewed and approved at the appropriate levels. Again, the value of the technical writer! Yay, us.



Dori Green



"How many technical writers can dance on a pin-head?



....As many as it took to bring him down."



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