What’s a wiki?

The term ‘wiki‘ is derived from a Polynesian word meaning ‘quick.’ This is an apt descriptor since changes can be made immediately by editors. These examples lead to our very own wiki. For the purposes of this site, a wiki is a particularly useful platform for collaboration. Wikis allow multiple editors with each step being …

Biotweeps Hosts Online Convo June 28-30 #BTCon17

Poster: #BTCon17 Publisher’s note – We will be updating this preview with highlights and links. Suggestions are welcome in comments.  Biotweeps hosts its online #BTCon17 conference this week June 28-30. The conference runs three days: Day 1 features 12 invited presenters; Day 2 features 40 presenters; Day 3 features science writers and artists. Presenters will …

Sharing

Poster: Sharing Share = To make joint use of a resource Also see: oversharing Sharing we consider in terms of 1) generosity and 2) newoldfangled social web, where sharing is the first click. Some of our sharing remains wonderful old-school, the kind of trading that makes visiting traditional markets such a worthwhile experience. We explore …

Darrick Baxter

Looking forward to meeting Darrick Baxter of Ogoki Learning (@ogoki) at this week’s Native Innovation Education Technology Conference. Here is his presentation, How Technology is Saving Native Tribe Languages, from TEDxWinnipeg: Quotes 08:50 The next time you’re looking at your smartphone, why not download an app and learn how to speak in a new way? Key …

Digitize or Die

Photo: Digitize Digitize or die. What records, videos, audio tapes, photos would you like to digitize? What are our options in 2017? Planeta.com Videos – We have several dozen videos with trips and presentations from 1998-2004 Yahoo Groups – Groups from early 2000 Planeta.com Articles – Articles from 1994. Slowly bringing them on board the …

What is the Social Web?

Photo: Ron Mader, Cape Town It’s easier than ever to use the social web. What is the social web? Also called social media, these channels allow members to contribute, rank and share and often remix user-generated content. The bottom line is that we need to learn how to play, extend skills and abilities, develop core …

Making the most of Twitter

Photo: Pen Waggener, Old Media, New Message Soy los tuits que he leído (I am the tweets I have read) Official spin: Twitter — https://twitter.com — helps you follow your interests with instant updates from your friends, industry experts and breaking news from around the world. Our take: Twitter is a global poetry slam. Say …

Colombia Celebrates Biodiversity Day #SoyNaturalista

Poster: Parques Nacionales de Colombia, #SoyNaturalista #SoyNaturalista = Literally, I am a naturalist. Hashtag used by Spanish-speaking tweeters. Here we take a deep dive and applaud the work in Colombia which uses the #SoyNaturalista hashtag as a translation of a bioblitz. Key Links http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/es/soynaturalista https://twitter.com/ParquesColombia Celebrating the Diversity Days While Planeta.com is not able to join …

Making the most of Slideshare

One of our favorite tools Slideshare — https://www.slideshare.net — is useful for sharing presentations and documents. It’s easy to upload and tag files. Presentations are then available for embedding on other websites. We would love to see the presentations to be given at conferences in advance. We’d love to see these same presentations updated, tweaked afterward. Even …