Welcome to the #Twistance

Following up our feature on the Twitterstorm kicked up by Badlands National Park, the hashtag that sums up the week’s viral storm combines Twitter and Resistance in the colorful #Twistance Kudos @StollmeyerEU for the helpful Twistance list curating ‘rogue’ federal science agencies. She’s Twistance 2 with other rogue departments. Those launching the rogue sites share a mission of sharing …

Vote Now for #Macqwoty

Graphic: Macquarie Dictionary My favorite #woty (word of the year) is #macqwoty, hosted by Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary. Each year they announce a public game in January to choose the best word of the previous year. 2016 is the year of the Freecycle, Norman door, Blockchain, Post-Truth, Fake News, Driverless Car and mmmmm… bush carrots, must be Youlk! …

How to host a press trip

Fact is that most press trips are costly and ineffective ventures that leave locals and reporters wanting. This guide reviews some tips on making press trips more effective. Be creative and be generous. Here are some ideas of connecting individual journalists or groups and locals. Create opportunities for face-to-face engagement and virtual conversations using the …

The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación

Image: Lila, Lucia, Lucia, Lila Communication = Exchange of information and thoughts Also see: communication nerds = enthusiasts and superfans of communication Wiki The Value of Communication Many people are aware that improving communication is a worthy objective, yet they are stymied by how to put practice into action. The value of communication is based …

Radio

February 13 is World Radio Day which seeks to raise awareness about the importance of radio, facilitate access to information through radio and enhance networking among broadcasters.   Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/radio

Email

It would be presumptuous to call for the end of email, but it would be wise to suggest we could use email more wisely. When it comes to email, we need to acknowledge its usefulness as a tool for communication. Email is a useful information delivery system. That said, I’m not a fan. The question …

The world is a smartphone and those who do not travel use only one app

A smartphone is a cellphone (mobile phone) that offers advanced computing ability and connectivity. The smartphone turns every walk into a potential photo safari. Should we call it a ‘phone?’ Mac’s new OS instructs users to ‘press home to open.’ Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/smartphone http://planeta.wikispaces.com/cellphone http://planeta.wikispaces.com/app Favorite Apps from ron mader Embedded Tweets Press home to open …

Communication Notebook

If you want to change the way people think, you can educate them, brainwash them, bribe them, drug them. Or you can teach them a few carefully chosen new words with the power to change the way you see the world (or as the Germans would say, these words might warp your Weltanschauung). – Howard …