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A presentation by Scott Abel, TheContentWrangler.com, to technical communication professionals at the Documentation and Training Conference Boston 2006.

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  • Outstanding demonstration. Really clear as well as useful
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  • Which wiki is based on DITA please?
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  • Thanks for your comment. I appreciate your feedback. We are indeed facing a new paradigm shift where access to content will be critical and new skills will be needed in order to compete in the marketplace.

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    • emerging technologies
      • a conversation about RSS, blogs, wikis, podcasts & the sematic web
    • scott abel
      • nightclub dj, investigative reporter, technical writer,
      • trouble-maker, content management evangelist
    • advocate for change
      • technical communication skills are easy to duplicate;
      • fail to support “long-term growth” and “career development”
    • thecontentwrangler.com
      • a popular online destination for technical communicators;
      • my online presence, blog, and testing ground for new technologies
    • thecontentwrangler.com
    • content
      • it’s everywhere ... and managing it is getting out of hand
    • really simple stupid
      • an XML standard: Really Simple Syndication
    • publish / subscribe
      • a new paradigm for content delivery;
      • provides unlimited syndication opportunities
    • fashion-challenged XML
      • RSS by itself lacks style
    • without style, RSS feeds provide a less-than-desirable user experience
    • with style, RSS feeds provide a positive user experience
    • TCW
    • publish write it once and let go of control; content is both human and machine readable
    • subscribe
      • services provide you with updated information
      • 24/7 delivered where and how you like it
      SunCoast STC
    • types of content
      • any type of content can be syndicated
      • via XML and delivered via RSS
    • blogs
      • blogs, blogging, bloggers, and the blogosphere;
      • two new blogs are created every second of every day
    • behind the blog curtain
      • bloggers use web-based software tools to publish (or post)
      • content to their customer-facing internet blog sites
      TCW CP
    • blog directories
      • there are far too many to mention;
      • one of the most popular, technorati, offers many services
      Technorati
    • blogs for documentation?
      • Blogs provide a low cost entry point for documentation;
      • blogs that support DITA are being developed now
    • structured blogging
      • blogging tools allow us to create structured content in XML;
      • relies on microformats (granular structured content)
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    • incredibooks.com
      • structured blogging is so easy even kids are doing it
      • (and earning money for their efforts)
      Incredibooks
    • wikis
      • web-based collaboration tools that support user-generated content;
      • users can consume, create, correct, corrupt and cut content
    •  
    • wiki tools
      • there are many available (from free to pricey)
    • www.pbwiki.com
    • wikis for documentation?
      • are being used to create software documentation;
      • there’s even a wiki based on DITA
    •  
    • podcasts
      • now everyone can create bad audio content faster than ever!
    •  
    • podcasts
      • technical writers and trainers struggle to find appropriate use;
      • users benefit from the convenience of the audio format
    • iTunes is the secret
      • reaching new audiences is easy if you market your content;
      • syndication is increasingly popular option
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    • the semantic web
      • also referred to as Web 2.0;
      • seeks to leverage the internet to deliver service
    • web 1.0
      • users inefficiently search the “visible web”;
      • search engines fail to meet the end goal: finding information
    • web 2.0
      • technologies that improve access, management, and reuse
      • of digital content; services aim to address end-user goals
    • old information, new views
      • looking at content from all angles helps us make meaning of content;
      • new technologies make content accessible in meaningful ways
    • the S.I.M.I.L.E. project
      • Semantic Interoperability of Metadata
      • and Information in unLike Environments
    • Timeline
      • A DHTML AJAX timeline widget for visualizing temporal information
      Timeline
    • AJAX
    • Pandora
      • a Web 2.0 technology that provides customized music recommendations through streaming internet radio
      Pandora
    • for additional information
      • contact Scott Abel at TheContentWrangler.com
      • 317.466.1840 abelsp at netdirect dot net