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Concepts: importance, frequency, quality and types of Internet writing, text as a data type
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When hiring, Jason Fried looks for:
Probably the most important thing and probably one of the surprises is you have to work with people who are good writers.
All five criteria (2m 42sec)
Writing (34 sec)
Being able to write clearly, to write English clearly is more important to developing useful software I think than almost anything else. Joel Spolsky, 2009.
Pew survey, more information
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Michael Wesch's class survey, more information
US undergraduates are online a lot
How many hours per week do you spend online?
Educause study of US undergraduates
Children write too
Survey of UK children ages 9-16, more information
Undergrads are writing more and better
Stanford five year study on undergraduate writing, more information
We will focus on three types of Internet writing
Internet writing is
Do you recall the three types of Internet writing we will cover in our class?
We saw four characteristics of Internet writing – do you recall them?
Do you agree that Internet writing is an important professional skill?
What have you written on the Internet today? During the last week?
Have you done Internet writing for any of your classes? If so what did you do?
What does Jason Fried look for when interviewing prospective employees?