Category Archives: social media

Writing When Information is Scarce

I’ve written about research when there are plenty of sources to be had (here and here, for example), but occasionally I run into situations where publicly available information is hard to come by. What then?

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Generational Approaches to Technology

On Sunday night I was enjoying a meal with my father, bonus mom, and several friends of theirs when I made the “mistake” of checking my phone because it vibrated, indicating that I had an email. Soon thereafter, I was … Continue reading

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Read the–What Do You Mean, There’s No Manual?

A friend sent me an article about the ongoing demise of hardware and software documentation in the tech world. I have found this trend vexing because a) I have been paid to write tech manuals and b) I actually READ the frickin’ manual … Continue reading

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Making Corrections in Social Media

I won’t bore you with the tale that prompted this entry. Suffice to say, I’m not perfect. Odds are, you aren’t either. The question is, what do you do when you make an error in the unforgiving environment of social … Continue reading

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Taking Requests

I’ve been at this blogging thing for nearly six years now, and I still find new topics to write about. I consider that a reflection of the times in which we live and of the dynamic nature of this profession. … Continue reading

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Which Connection Requests Do You Accept?

Over the past five years, as social media has become both personal and work tool, I’ve had to revise my methods and thinking about which connection requests I’ll accept¬†online. As with many things¬†in the blog, the thoughts below are purely … Continue reading

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How to Make a Good Last Impression

We put a lot of work into getting jobs–picking the right clothing, speaking politely with our potential employer, show off our best stuff in our portfolio. But what do we do when we leave a job?

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