Libraries on the Social Web

Signage: Local author collection Library = A building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for people to read, borrow, or refer to. Many libraries are forward-thinking, digitally literate and public-facing. Examples please! Planeta.com spotlights good practices around the world and we’ll be mentioning some of our favorite libraries …

What we’d love participants to do during Responsible Travel Week

Poster All travel and tourism can be more conscious and responsible. Let’s figure out what to do now. Responsible Travel Week, February 12-18, is conducted online and around the globe. Hashtag: #rtweek18 What we mostly desire is engagement – your questions, your contributions, your news of upcoming events, publications and meetups. Schedule your own event or stage a …

Responsible Travel Week Challenge

@Okudart Las Vegas One of the objectives of Responsible Travel Week is to improve one’s communication skills using new and existing technologies. Shorthand: Digital Literacy Specifically: Apps, Smartphones, Tablets, Widgets Apps/Platforms: Facebook, Flickr, Google Maps, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube We explore these through the lens of responsible and conscious travel. Do they educate, illuminate and help …

Flickr Lessons

We are big fans of Flickr, the user-generated photography website which launched in February 2004. This pioneering social web site rewards interaction and offers access to Creative Commons-licensed images. There are some gripes, but on the whole, Flickr is our old-school social web darling. FLICKR Q&A WHAT IS FLICKR? – Flickr is a website that …

Instagram

One of the tools on the social web. Instagram https://www.instagram.com Examples https://www.instagram.com/planeta Also see: #instagrammable Ron Mader: As a creator/publisher, Instagram is my second favorite photography site. I prefer the Creative Commons-connected Flickr account. Other second favorites are Twitter and Facebook. As a viewer, I enjoy Instagram more with the opportunity of checking out some …

How to make the most of YouTube

Core skills (Adventures in Digital Literacy!) Have you created an account on YouTube? Can you login on your laptop? On your phone? On your tablet? Have you favorited a video? Have you subscribed to a YouTube channel? Have you adjusted your YouTube account notifications? Have you viewed your YouTube channel statistics? Have you turned off an advertisement …

Moon

Favorite Apps: Phases of the Moon Details http://www.universetoday.com/99505/our-phases-of-the-moon-app-is-now-a-lunar-atlas Download https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.universetoday.moon.phases https://itunes.apple.com/kz/app/phases-of-the-moon/id547642997?mt=8 Embedded Tweets Favorite apps include Phases of the Moon @universetoday pic.twitter.com/DzN49y4kZu — Ron Mader (@ronmader) November 3, 2017 Marama – moon. pic.twitter.com/J8FzssAQ6n — Kupu Hou (@KupuHou) February 2, 2018 Photos Wiki moon Planeta.com Earth Astronomy

Making the most of Facebook

We would like to make the most of our presence on Facebook and would like to help friends and colleagues make the most of Facebook. Suggestions, please! Ron Mader: Yes, on Facebook there is a Planeta Page and a Planeta Group. Hosting a page and a group, I see the advantages and disadvantages of each, but it’s still …

#MeToo

Hashtags   Should #metoo go in the dictionary? We haven't added a hashtag yet, but this could be the first one #newwords https://t.co/YjcVQtl85L pic.twitter.com/Aqk7zhrDyi — Macquarie Dictionary (@MacqDictionary) February 15, 2018