I spent a good chunk of yesterday reading “papers” online from FSOSS. While I enjoyed many of the observations and the comments about what people took away from the talks, I was, on the whole, horrified at the way most people approached writing on the web.
Do we teach writing online as a distinct and unique form of writing? I’m not sure, but I’m going to find out. Until then allow me to drop some wisdom–I can call it that because it’s not mine:
Give me links. Give me headings. Break your paragraphs up into short, succinct power pellets of rhetorical power. And don’t put a .zip file on a wiki and think you’ve written for the web.