Wikibon Professional Alerts are short (200-800 word) research notes with a single Action Item written explicitly for technology business practitioners. The Action Item is a strong recommendation at the end of the piece.
Writing a Professional Alert is simple:
Warning: Many writers prefer to write in a word processor and then copy/paste to Wikibon. Wikibon is a browser-based application and today does not have an auto-save function. Unless you save frequently you risk losing information.
To write an alert (you must be a member):
- Log in to Wikibon
- Enter any of the Wikibon Portals or click on any recent Wikibon article (look to the right of the page and see "most recent wikibon articles")
- Mouse over the 'New' tab
- Choose 'Professional Alert' in the pulldown and a shaded box will pop up
Choose a great title (Guidelines on creating a title) and enter your note into the body of the Alert. After you have finished entering your note, compose a single recommendation in the Action Item field. Try to make the action authoritative and useful to practitioners.
If you like, you can categorize the note by typing a category in the category field (if you don't do it we'll do it for you so don't stress over this). Notice that when you start typing a category will be suggested. You may choose from that picklist and tab or click over or simply type a new category. You can add multiple categories by separating categories with a comma.
Scroll down and hit 'Submit.'
If you follow these instructions, your research note will automatically be fed to the Wikibon home page.
If you have any questions, please Contact us and we'll be happy to help.
How do I put in a link?
The syntax for a link is:
- Open Bracket [
- what you want the link to say
- Close Bracket ]
or just paste the link as http://wikibon.org and we'll edit it for you.