TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for March 1, 2013

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for March 1, 2013
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
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Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:00:14 -0500

Well it’s actually a bit refreshing to see the current debate raging about
something other than style, formatting, or tool issues. Telecommuting is
front and center in technical communication this week after the
announcement that Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer requiring all employees to work
onsite<http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/26/business/la-fi-yahoo-telecommuting-20130226>.
Telecommuting is a way of life for many in technical communication
(including TechWhirl’s owners), so the varied perspectives of many Whirlers
on the email discussion list <http://www.techwr-l.com/> brings a lot to the
discussion in terms of productivity, distractions, creativity, and more.



This week’s features on TechWhirl may not rise to the same level of
controversy, but they do address technologies and processes that technical
communicators and content managers need and want. Jacquie Samuels,
TechWhirl’s resident (but telecommuting) CMS and CCMS genius, takes readers
into the depths of assessing the maturity of their content management
systems <http://techwhirl.com/content-management-system-maturity-model/>.
She also takes a stand on the question of whether the ubiquitous Microsoft
SharePoint can really manage
content<http://techwhirl.com/can-sharepoint-manage-your-content/>effectively.
Craig Cardimon has curated
some really interesting blog
posts<http://techwhirl.com/tech-writer-this-week-for-february-28-2013/>on
content strategy, tech comm and user experience.



Have a great weekend!

-Connie and the gang at TechWhirl
In Case You Missed it: This Week @ TechWhirl

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- Tech Writer This Week February 28 2013, by Craig Cardimon |
http://bit.ly/Y5hJV2
- Can SharePoint ® Manage your Content? by Jacquie Samuels |
http://bit.ly/Zz1ZK8
- Technical Communication Poll: Handling Conflict Over Your Work |
http://bit.ly/UDH0qA
- Assessing the State of Your Content: Applying the Content Management
System Maturity Model, by Jacquie Samuels | http://bit.ly/XV6RX3

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