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HAPPY 8TH BIRTHDAY #BESTDOGEVER!

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Check out the Complete Beginner's Guide to Content Strategy, updated for 2016 by UX Booth!

http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/complete-beginners-guide-to-content-strategy/
Ready to get real about your website's content? In this article, we'll take a look at Content Strategy; that amalgamation of strategic thinking, digital publishing, information architecture and editorial process. Readers will learn where and when to apply strategy, and how to start asking a lot of important questions.
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Odds are good that when you search Google for someone to help you get into your home or car, results will include poorly trained subcontractors who will squeeze you for cash.
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Students! The Facebook Content Strategy team is looking for our next great summer interns. This is a paid, 12-week internship at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, California.

As an intern, you'll work with our global team to learn how to create and continually improve the content that helps more than a billion people connect and share.

We're looking for students in all content-centric majors (think English, journalism, information design, new media, communications, etc.) with a graduation date no sooner than December, 2016.

If you have experience writing, editing and/or planning online content, learn more and apply now!

https://www.facebook.com/careers/jobs/a0I1200000IA5kWEAT
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See how +Jeremy Friedland and the Facebook Design team made profile pictures more personal and expressive

https://medium.com/@jsfried/designing-a-more-expressive-profile-picture-f575841e0c74
On Monday, March 25, 2013, the Human Rights Campaign began urging people to set their Facebook profile pictures to a pin…
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“Never apologize for being confident and outspoken.”

http://blog.invisionapp.com/open-letter-women-in-design/

An Open Letter to Women in Design by +Rebekah Cancino and +Shaina Rozen
A letter written by Rebekah Cancino and Shaina Rozen to encourage you, support you, and provide you with plenty of practical advice.
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Please join me at *World IA Day Seattle*​ on Saturday, February 20.

And did I mention that it's FREE?
Because I should mention that. 🎟
World IA Day is a one day event that happens simultaneously across the world. It's a free event and open to the public; attendees include information architects, user experience designers, scholars, students, content strategists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and others interested in learning and discussing information architecture! World IA Day is about bringing the information architecture community together. We’re fostering links within the ...
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We talk to Margot Bloomstein about the benefits of well written content and the strategy behind it.
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So you want to be a content strategist at Instagram?

Now's your chance! https://www.facebook.com/careers/jobs/a0I1200000IA4p8EAD/
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Education
  • University of Washington
    M.S., Information Management, 2011 - 2013
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Certificate, Human-Computer Interactions (HCI), 1997 - 1998
  • Michigan Technological University
    B.S., Scientifiic and Technical Communication (STC), 1993 - 1997
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Jonathon D. Colman, Jon Colman, jcolman, jdcolman, burkinaboy
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Product UX + Content Strategy at Facebook. Introvert by nature, feminist by choice.
Introduction

Hi! I’m Jonathon Colman. I’m not ignoring you, I’m just introverted. Despite this, I’m a Webby Award-winning UX content strategist at Facebook, the social network. Yeah, I’m surprised by that, too.

Previously, I was the principle experience architect at REI and managed global digital marketing for The Nature Conservancy. I also served overseas in the Peace Corps (Burkina Faso, West Africa: 1999-2000) and worked in conservation nonprofits for almost a decade.

I’ve spoken at over 70 tech events on five continents and earned a master’s degree in Information Management from the University of Washington in 2013. I also studied Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and technical communication at Michigan Technological University.

All of that makes me a nerd, but don’t worry—I’m one of the good ones.

You can find me on Facebook or Twitter @jcolman. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife, Marja Huhta and our dog, Prim (a.k.a. #bestdogever).

Bragging rights
Married on a beach in New Zealand: http://goo.gl/vQ6qi
Work
Occupation
Product UX + Content Strategy
Skills
Content strategy, information architecture, user experience, public speaking
Employment
  • Facebook, Inc.
    Product UX + Content Strategy, 2013 - present
    Lead content strategy for platform and search products with billions of interactions/day. Develop and scale a team of 3 focused on content strategy for 20+ products. Build products involving location, privacy, and integrations with third-party apps. Plan, structure, design, and write content for product user experiences.
  • REI
    Principle User Experience Architect, 2012 - 2013
    Created enterprise content standards and governance workflows. Structured and modeled content metadata for findability and reusability. Developed business cases for cross-channel content experiences and apps.
  • REI
    SEO, Content, & Inbound Marketing, 2008 - 2012
    Grew organic search by 160% to nearly 50M visits and $100M in sales/year. Organized an agile dev team of 12 people focused on search, navigation, and SEO. Managed $200k budget, contracted with external agencies and consultants.
  • The Nature Conservancy
    Associate Director, Digital Marketing, 2004 - 2008
    Led global web marketing, advertising, and production teams to build awareness. Directed SEO, paid search, and partnerships yielding millions of dollars in donations. Developed strategy for implementing core technologies, including CMS and analytics.
  • Barbara Thomas Fellowship Program
    Internet Marketing Fellow (Australia), 2008 - 2008
  • New Target Internet Design & Development
    User Interface Architect, 2004 - 2004
  • Conservation International
    Web Communications and Content Manager, 2003 - 2004
  • Great Lakes Commission
    Web and Publications Designer, 2001 - 2003
  • Peace Corps
    Peace Corps Volunteer - Community Health Development, 1999 - 2000
  • IBM
    Lead Information Developer, Groupware, 1997 - 1999
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Seattle, Washington
Previously
San Francisco, California - Melbourne, Australia - Washington, DC - Ann Arbor, Michigan - Kaya, Burkina Faso - Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso - Rochester, Minnesota - Houghton, Michigan - Blissfield, Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Two words of microcopy can double a site’s sales or lead conversion numbers. Microcopy is more than just verbs on buttons. It’s the words th

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Really enjoy taking #bestdogever here. She's a big, 85-lb. rottweiler mix and they handled her with love and care. She can be especially skittish about having her nails trimmed, but the staff here were friendly and patient with her. All that for a very reasonable price! I (and #bestdogever) will be coming back again soon!
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My wife just left here in TEARS. She's had appointment for over a week to deal with a painful eye issue that's interfering with her ability to drive, work, and function. But apparently the eye doctor with whom she had the appointment decided to retire. Which wouldn't have been a problem, except that the West Seattle-Highline office staff didn't do anything about it. They. Did. Nothing. At. All. The office staff never reached out to my wife to inform her that the appointment they set just over a week ago was cancelled, even though they had her phone number and contact information. So she showed up expecting to have an appointment and solution for her pain and left with... nothing! The office staff couldn't transfer her to another doctor and said that the rest of their doctors were booked through the end of next month. WTF?! My wife had to stop work to come to this appointment, and that's the least of her concerns since she's in constant eye pain right now. What's wrong with this place that they treat their customers this way? The worst part is that my wife's been to this clinic before and had a good experience the first time. Well, she's not going again, that's for sure. DO NOT GO TO THE WEST SEATTLE-HIGHLINE EYE CLINIC. I refuse to support any business that FAILS so hard on customer service, especially for people who are in pain and need help the most.
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