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14
Sep

GDPR & Plain Language – How To Be Compliant

GDPR & Plain Language – How To Be Compliant GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) applies to all companies operating within the EU. US and international companies with an EU customer base must also comply. The mandate becomes law on 28th May 2018, and non-compliant companies risk forfeiting between 2%-4% of top line revenue. One of the core …

1
Sep

Tweeting the way forward: How Twitter has changed language

Tweeting our way forward: How Twitter has changed language Twitter’s 140-character limit has had huge ramifications for language. Corporations need to pay attention to these trends as they look to craft their own message with plain language In July 2006, an online news and social networking service was launched, called Twitter. Users were restricted to post 140 …

23
Aug

Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar Meets with VisibleThread to Discuss New Partnerships, Growth

Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar Meets with VisibleThread to Discuss New Partnerships, Growth VisibleThread’s Eric Muraven and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar discussed VisibleThread’s drive to promote plain language, as well as the company’s partnership with Canadian tech company OpenText By Eric Muraven, VP of Partners and Alliances, VisibleThread   This week, I was honoured to meet …

10
Aug

Brave new world: How technology has changed language forever

Brave new world: How technology has changed language forever The advent of buzzwords, acronyms and emojis has changed language forever, but companies should remember that the key to winning customers is clear English   Technology has transformed language. The change has been a long time coming, but accelerated around the turn of the millennium. The …

21
Jul

Readability Whitelisting now Live for VisibleThread Docs

Readability Whitelisting now Live for VisibleThread Docs We pushed “Readability Whitelisting” live earlier this week on our cloud servers. For on-premise users, this will be a part of our next release. What does Readability Whitelisting do? It allows VisibleThread Docs users exclude certain phrases from both readability calculations; Readability and Grade Level. To be concrete, let’s assume you …