The HOW

How do I select the glossaries and dictionaries?

1.) The “I do it my way” approach: For whatever reason (a tweet, news update, something I personally needed to look up) I get to a glossary and think that is is worth to be discussed. These entries are a bit dangerous as I do them without looking what else is out there. But this is the kind of freedom I give myself.

2.) Checking by Subject: This brings better results for you. I dive into a subject, check out the different search results for this specific field (usually up to search result 30) , and COMPARE.

3.) Of course I am not  a specialist for all the subjects I cover. I try to understand the main points of a subject, but who am I to say this IT glossary is better than that one. I will not. I give a ranking on the reference sources only in cases I can. There is some kind of knowledge I gained over the years from which I draw.

4.) It is not only size that matters!  I am fine with smaller glossaries if the subject is narrow. I love glossaries that are hyperlinked and allow the user an easy navigation.

How do I keep it up-to-date?

1.) It is you the visitors that show me the way. Whatever posts gets read the day before, I will check it out again to see that the link is correct and whether the glossary/dictionary has changed. You usually will find a “Last visited” entry that will tell you when I personally visited the site the last time.

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