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

Subject: Re: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town)
From: Joe Pairman <joepairman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2014 00:19:46 +0800

Julie, I also find Gmail works really well with mailing lists. There's
certainly no need to be on digest â it's better to have each separate post
for possible starring or easier searching, as you mention. As for LinkedIn
groups, there are some very good discussions, but it's really not easy to
find things later.

I find that Twitter and Google+ are best for links to other things, such as
blog posts or upcoming events. Although there are more people on Twitter,
the Google+ experience has the edge in my opinion. The preview snippets of
shared content work better, and you can edit after posting.

Joe


On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 12:00 AM, Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> 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 Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 12:00 AM, Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:

> 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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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
Re: membership and participation (was RE: ghost town): From: Julie Stickler

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