STC Wants Your Opinion on Twitter and Virtual Conferences

For several years, the Board of Directors has conducted a top-of-the-mind type of member survey just before its meeting during the annual conference as part of its commitment to knowledge-based governance. The results, while not considered to be scientific, are helpful in guiding discussions during the Board meeting and with chapter and SIG representatives. This year, the Board would like your quick opinion on your use of social media such as Twitter, and the growing acceptance of virtual meetings and conferences. Please complete the brief, 5-7 minute 2009 Knowledge-based Governance Survey.

STCWDC on Twitter


The Washington, DC Chapter has opened a new communication channel on Twitter.

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Tweet? Twitter? Tweeple? Twitter is often called micro-blogging. Entries posted to Twitter can only contain 140 characters. These postings, or messages, are called tweets. People who tweet are called tweeple.

We have mentioned tweets on this blog earlier in connection with the June 2008 Technical Summit. When the next Summit comes in (May 2009 in Atlanta), chapter members can participate in the chorus of tweets!

Why are we tweeting? Technical communicators are doing many different things these days and there are many channels of communication. No one type of communication channel suits all. The channel called Twitter has a large technical communicator audience, especially among STC members. With this additional form of communication, our presence on will encourage those technical communicators who are not STC members to learn more about STC. This is already happening with our LinkedIn group.

If you are on Twitter and you are interested in issues related to technical communication and the STC Washington, DC Chapter come follow the chapter on Twitter and bring your friends!

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