Ideas and Notes from STC WDCB Summer Vision Day 2014

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The recording for Summer Vision Day 2014 in in our list of podcasts in the sidebar.

Download the Summer Vision Day 2014 PowerPoint Slides (3.2 Mb .pptx).

During the meeting, we asked members to post ideas and needs for future events. Please use our WDCB website as a forum for sharing ideas.

  • What kinds of events would you like to see in the coming months?
  • What kinds of topics should we cover?
  • For what kinds of speakers should we look?

We asked to hear from you, the membership, and we mean it. What’s on your mind? What do you need?

Please share your thoughts here.

The Elements of Internet Style

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Web 2.0 and Technical Communication – How the New Internet is Increasing Communication Requirements

(Speaker: Dick Davies; Location: La Madeleine, Library Room, 7607 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, Maryland. Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Register and pay on the Cvent page. Download a PDF of the event description and registration information. Cost is $5 for everyone and does not include refreshments, which may be purchased at the restaurant.)

The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.

William Gibson, quoted in The Economist, December 4, 2003

While some organizations are cashing in on Web 2.0, the rush is just beginning and communication professionals will be leading the charge.
• What needs to be done?
• What are the new business models?
• Who wins?

STC Tweets at Twemes & Live Blogging

Technical Summit tweets are aggregated at Twemes.
About Twemes:

[Note: Shut Down, September 30, 2011] follows public tweets (messages) that have embedded tags that start with a # character. These are sometimes called hashtags but we like to use the term “twemes”.

Through the use of twemes, we can all view what people are talking about across the whole Twitter universe. In some sense, this can be thought of as an adhoc chatroom. We also pull in recent public photos from Flickr and public bookmarks from is particularly useful for keeping up on the real-time activities associated with a live event such as a conference. People who attend an event can choose an obvious tag (i.e., sxsw for South by Southwest) and use this tag as #sxsw in tweets, sxsw in uploaded Flickr photos and links. also allows for adhoc polls to be created associated to a tweme.

During the conference, live blogging about the technical summit was made available by Char James-Tanny on Scribblelive (a content marketing software platform). You may review the posts there for the following sessions:
* STC 2008 “STC Salary Database”
* STC 2008 “It’s Not the Software, It’s the Features”
* STC 2008 “Leadership Day”