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Links of Interest, 30 December: Video, SMEs, UA, and More

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video may be worth 10,000. Larry Kunz talks about video documentation and asks how to improve his acumen.  

Do you work with a subject matter expert? Complete this survey looking to explore the relationship between technical communicators and SMEs.  

TechWhirl has collected the best tech comm tips and tricks from their email discussion list; check them out!  

WritersUA conducted a survey asking what tools user assistance professionals used and their satisfaction with those tools. See the survey, and then read thoughts about it from Tom Johnson from I’d Rather Be Writing and Sarah O’Keefe from Scriptorium.

Ray Gallon takes on geolocation, saying it’s bad UX to automatically geolocate rather than user pick.

And finally, Yahoo lists “technical writer” as one of eight jobs that let’s you “earn more, work less” and “escape the rat race.”