In 2001, the Techwhirl Web site published a report on Stress Management for the Technical Communicator. How can writing be stressful, you may ask. They cite overload of tasks, impossible deadlines or expectations and difficulty getting information from subject matter experts (SMEs) as the main reason why it occurs. So how do they manage the… Read more »
Microsoft Delivers Document Updates using RSS
The Microsoft Help and Support site is now providing an RSS feed (Really Simple Syndication) for its Knowledge Base articles. Is anyone else using RSS for its delivery of user assistance information?
Letting Users Create their own Paths to Information
Tags and tag navigation could offer a new and better way of finding and organising user assistance information. Tags allow the users to create the navigation route or routes to information. Sites such as del.icio.us, flickr, technorati allow readers to tag as they see fit. We think it could work well. What do you think?
Microsoft’s Windows Mobile team has released a set of online user assistance topics that they have called “eHow-tos “. These are multimedia versions of “How To” topics, and we suspect they are likely to add “eWalkthroughs” too. Is this a useful innovation?
What’s your Skype Presence?
In two years, Skype has reached 44 million users and have 3 million concurrent users online each day. 2% of all broadband users currently worldwide on the Internet are on Skype at any one time, and more than 5% of international voice traffic is going over Skype. So what is Skype? At its base level,… Read more »