Communication Category

Should content be considered as royalty?

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Confused about the differences between online content and online copy? Join the crowd. Merriam-Webster’s* defines content as “the principal substance (as written matter, illustrations, or music) offered by a World Wide Web site.” The Web Content Style Guide (McGovern, et al.), says that content is knowledge that’s been formally produced into media (text, graphics, video, [...]

Have We Become Prisoners of Words?

Monday, April 26th, 2010

A brief look at the world of disabilities
Judy Vorfeld
Quiet battles are being fought, almost daily by parents advocating for their children with special needs. I see this during my daily activities in support of the disability community. I am a board member for Arizona Center for Disability Law, webmaster for 4 Paws for Ability [...]

To Lay or to Lie?

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Have you ever seen people get into a heated argument over the right use of the words “lay” and “lie”? It happens.
LAY is a verb meaning “to put” or “to place,” and needs an object to complete its meaning. (Lay, laid, laying.)

Examples
She lay the gift basket on the coffee table.
She had laid several gift baskets [...]

Paper books: Dead? Dying?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

I recently started a post on this subject at my Webgrammar social networking site. Here is another wonderful response from writer, poet, educator, editor, and more.
Guest post by Holly Jahangiri
It will make me very sad to see them go.
I like to literally curl up with a good book - and not worry about the batteries [...]

Are books, as we know them, dead…or dying?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

I recently started a post on this subject at my Webgrammar social networking site. Here is one response, with more to come.
Guest post by Angela Allen
I think books are on their way out, and it makes me sad. I think there will always be books, but they will fall into two categories — the disposable [...]

Six Phoenix libraries to close

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

What is a library? It is ideas. A town without a library is like a baseball team that never practices…Libraries house ideas, as abundant as lemons on a well-watered tree but with all the fruits of the world in one small plot of land.

Grab a copy of What Matters Now

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

“More than seventy extraordinary authors and thinkers contributed to this ebook,” says Seth Godin. “It’s designed to make you sit up and think, to change your new year’s resolutions, to foster some difficult conversations with your team.”
Seth Godin is the bestselling author of ten books. He writes about marketing, the spread of ideas and managing [...]

Is a Sig/Tag Line Valuable?

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

By Judy Vorfeld

Have you been hearing about the importance of having of a good e-mail signature line (sig line / tag line / sig file), but you don’t have a clue as to how to create one?
Never fear! It takes time, but it will come. By incorporating several pieces of information, you can benefit [...]

Put Your Online Text to Work!

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

By Judy Vorfeld
Do you struggle through a maze of Internet words, acronyms, and phrases, wondering if you’ll ever learn enough to successfully operate your online business? Is your brain buzzing with thoughts of associate programs, e-commerce, conflicting statistics, just-in-time transactions, B2B, B2C, B2Whatever, and branding?
A marketing expert once said, “The problem that most web site [...]

The Chain Letter Challenge!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

By Judy Vorfeld
Have you ever fallen for a clever urban legend or virus hoax? Then immediately passed it on to your best friends and relatives, or even your clients? Have you later discovered it was a hoax? Did you want to go back and erase it … using virtual White-Out? [...]


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