Category Archives: Content Development

Google and the F-Pattern

Google F patternAn interesting counter to the F-shaped reading pattern idea, this article deals with the F-pattern in relation to users’ search results reading habits… it’s well worth a read.

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Professional Communication Topics & the TW Alumni Lunch

The upcoming BCIT Technical Writing Program Alumni lunch promises to be packed with great speakers (if I may so myself… yes, I’m going to be there as one of the panel leaders :)) and a chance to really talk about social media and its relevancy for technical writers.

Before the event, and for those not able to attend, you can catch up on some excellent insights on the TW blog, Professional Communication Topics.

I hope to see you there!

Geraldine

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“Why I’m Quitting Facebook” by Douglas Rushkoff

Somewhat ironically, I came across this article via a Facebook friend. It raises very important questions about our data and what we share online – but not in the usual ‘be careful of your private data’ kind of way. Rushkoff tackles the policies of Facebook itself – the ones we agree to when we sign up to use it and what that means in a wider sense.

Take a read. It’s definitely thought-provoking. And more than a little scary.

Geraldine

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Canadian Culture Consumption Online

I came across this interesting study by Statistics  Canada on demographic differences in Internet usage, in relation to ‘consumption of culture’. It’s a very in-depth study, but well worth checking out for some intriguing observations, particularly around how older generations are closing the gap with younger Canadians when it comes to using the Internet.

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November 2012 Class Blogroll

As your blog assignments come in, I’ll be updating this list, so keep an eye on it.

Blogroll:

Lilia – http://mindandmachines.wordpress.com/

Sarah – http://curiousvancity.wordpress.com/

Linda – http://lswriting1110.wordpress.com/

Wendy – http://build-your-own-computer-comm1110.blogspot.ca/

Jason – http://nucknation.blogspot.ca/

Stephen – http://stephengraf.blogspot.ca

Shaka – http://dudebumshak.wordpress.com

 

 

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Canadian Connectedness: An Infographic from 6S Marketing

Infographic on Search StatsThe source of this inforgraphic is 6s Marketing.

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An Oatmeal Thought About Web Content

The Oatmeal is one of my favourite websites and I thought today’s latest comic was really apt for our class:

Link to Oatmeal Comic on Web Content

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Writer’s Block? It’s not your fault…

 

Savage Chickens cartoon by Doug Savage

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Blogroll of the Brave

Take a look at the web writing expertise of your classmates:

http://clopezdemunain.wordpress.com/

http://veggieinvancouver.wordpress.com

http://prettyinvancity.wordpress.com/

http://hausmirabelleblog.wordpress.com/

http://looseballoon.wordpress.com/

(I’ll be updating this list as I receive all the blog URLS and permission to share them)

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Holy Copyright Infringement!

Copyright Infringement...

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July 31, 2012 · 3:34 pm