Maybe It’s Not Content Management Anymore. Maybe It’s Context Management.
Thanks to Tina Howe for sharing this on her Twitter feed.
Just from the title alone, the concept is a little mind-blowing. How would you abandon content management after so many years? Heck, there are still many who haven’t grasped that concept in the first place!
But once you read the entire article, it makes total sense. Content types have been growing steadily, especially in the last 10 to 15 years or so, and with that, you have many different kinds of content that need specialized machinations in order to create the management of that content and how it interacts with other content. It reminds me a little bit about hypertext theory, but amplified. Hypertext theory has to do with the paths one takes to get from point A to the desired point B when there could be multiple points A and multiple points B and endless combinations. Add the complexity of different things beyond text, images and video and consider bots, AI, and other newer tech that has come into the picture. They all have to play nicely together, but they also need to be organized in a way that the transitions from various points A to points B to points C need to be seamless.
Take a read, and let me know what you think in the comments below.
Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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