Democracy and the Internet #electionnz

New Zealand’s general election – hashtag #electionnz —  is scheduled on Saturday, September 23 to determine the membership of the 52nd New Zealand Parliament. Tuesday, August 22, 6-7pm Auckland time, Internet New Zealand hosts Democracy and the Internet, a free event about the impact the Internet has on elections. The event will also be livestreamed with the …

Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Photo: Fire-Breathing Mantis, Las Vegas Planeta.com’s director Ron Mader presented four workshop sessions under the rubric of Sharing Cultures on the Social Web, introducing examples from around the world of cultural conservation using the social web at the Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference (June 22-23). What does the title allude? Sharing in terms of generosity and in terms of …

Indigenous Peoples Week #ipw7

Poster: #ipw7 Planeta.com’s seventh annual celebration of social web storytelling about Indigenous peoples and tourism around the world — Indigenous Peoples Week takes place August 7-13. 2017 is the seventh year for Indigenous Peoples Week and Planeta.com’s 17th year of innovative online conferencing. Hashtag: #ipw7 Wiki Participation is free. Donations are welcome. The week focuses attention …

Faros = Lanterns on Twitter

Is it that easy to embed a Twitter List? Presenting the 2017 list of who inspires me on Twitter. Faros or lanterns light up the sky. These people illuminate my Twitter experience. https://twitter.com/ronmader/lists/faros-2017 Twitter List A Twitter List by ronmader   Who’s Who NetHui @NetHuiNZ Discussing Internet issues in New Zealand; New Zealand’s most inclusive and …

Indigenous Peoples Week: Gameification #ipw7

Poster: Fidel Domingo Clemente Rodriguez, Gameification On Planeta.com’s seventh annual celebration of social web storytelling about Indigenous peoples and tourism around the world — Indigenous Peoples Week takes place August 7-13 (Monday-Sunday). We are asking participants to score their own engagement in the event. One of the objectives is to increase digital literacy. With that in mind, we are developing a point system …

What’s in your toolbox?

Poster: toolbox? Hey world – Interested in responsible travel , conscious travel and ecotourism? Here are tips on using social web channels including blogs and wikis and Facebook, Flickr, Slideshare, Twitter and YouTube. Online communication might be easier to understand if the tools we use were in actual toolbox. But the programs, apps, widgets and websites are creations of a digital, ephemeral age. Creating relevant communities for those interested …

#GovHackNZ

Image: Kaleidescoped GovHack New Zealand’s GovHack is united in a single purpose – coming together in a weekend-long hackathon and working with government data to innovate and create July 28-30, 2017. Hashtag: #govhacknz GovHack’s vision is a more participatory and effective democracy and public service. The event gathers New Zealand’s best and brightest working with government data to …

Hashtags

Hashtags – the tag prefaced with # – are used to aggregate information from different people. Tags are key words used to organize information. They’re like the ingredients on a label. On a blog or Flickr, you can give your uploads a ‘tag’ or keyword. which is like a keyword. These are often recycled into personal or collective wordclouds. …