Re: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town)

Subject: Re: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town)
From: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:00:31 -0500

One of the reasons why I love the e-mail format of my mailing lists is
because I use G-mail to manage my lists. Comment thread that I'm not
interested in? I just ignore the entire thread. Something I think might
be useful for later? I star the comment, or the entire conversation.

Usually when I have a technical writing question, I mine the several years
worth of data in my G-mail inbox before I turn to Google, because *I* have
already curated the content and know that if I marked it as relevant, that
it might actually be useful.

To the best of my knowledge, I can't search or bookmark content on
LinkedIn. Facebook doesn't necessarily show everyone in a group or that
has liked your page every post that you make (users have to interact with
content to keep seeing it in their feeds, posters may have to pay to
"promote" posts). And I don't participate on Twitter, but it seems to me
that the 140 character format is rather limiting to any sort of deep
discussion.


On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 8:08 AM, Vola Ramihajamalala <vola -dot- ralambo -at- gmail -dot- com
> wrote:

> I am also deeply interested in these questions: software documentation in
> agile process, social media bound to online help, etc...
>
> I often find the answers in the Users groups of Linkedin, like Agile
> Technical writer
> groups<http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Agile-Technical-Writers-1115987>
> or
> Users of Madcap Flare<
> http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Users-MadCap-Flare-86373>
>
> Users groups in Linkedin can be very useful once you have identified the
> right group.
>
>
> Vola
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 12:16 PM, Deb <tig -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> > You aren't alone. Most of those are the topics that make me stop and read
> > a post.
> >
> > ~Deb
> > Please forgive typos as this was sent from my phone.
> >
> > > On Feb 13, 2014, at 7:15 PM, Lois Patterson <loisrpatterson -at- gmail -dot- com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > That's exactly the sort of posts I would like to see. I'm sure I am not
> > > alone.
> > >
> > > Lois
> > >
> > >> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 3:02 PM, Simon North <simonxml -at- gmail -dot- com>
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> I used to post a lot, but for the past 12 years or so I've only
> > listened.
> > >> The stuff I'm doing now - auto generated code documentation, wiki on a
> > >> stick to replace online help, agile software development, is so
> specific
> > >> that I doubt anyone would be interested.
> > >>
> > >> Simon.
> > >>
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Follow-Ups:

References:
membership and participation (was RE: ghost town): From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town): From: Hannah Drake
RE: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town): From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town): From: Hannah Drake
Re: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town): From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town): From: Simon North
Re: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town): From: Lois Patterson
Re: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town): From: Deb
Re: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town): From: Vola Ramihajamalala

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