Technical Writing World – A Social Network for Technical Writers
Just when you thought there were enough social networks in the world…Technical Writing World emerges. Created by technical writers for technical writers, this free social network appears to offer something new to the world of networking – a place for professional development and camaraderie. While LinkedIn can offer similar groups, a purely technical writing website is an interesting offering – and one that deserves more exploration.
What Technical Writing World Includes
At the time of writing, there were over 450 members at Technical Writing World. These members are discussing questions about their projects via a forum, expressing their thoughts about technical writing via personal blogs on the site, and sharing events that might excite technical writers. Similar to other social networks, members can interact with each other as much or as little as they might like, while also getting supports and information when they need it.
True, the site isn’t pretty – yet – but it certainly seems to offer a place for technical writers to talk about their process and problems along the way.
Created by Arnold Burian, Technical Writing World is meant to be as inclusive as possible, while also as useful as possible. In addition, Burian is committed to keeping the site transparent. With this feature, technical writing will no longer be something mysterious or dull. This site is made to be dynamic and engaging, even if you’re new to the field.
Technical Writing World includes:
- Friend lists
- Status updates
- Profile pages
- Activity feeds
And while this might sound like an overly dull (read: boring) site to those who aren’t technical writers, the humorous pictures of writing gone wrong help to break things up. The members are a lively bunch, and, with time, they’re certain to be the next wave in social networking.
You can sign up today in a manner of minutes, helping you get connected to those who share your writing world.