Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Photo: Fire-Breathing Mantis, Las Vegas Announcement: This week at the Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference (June 22-23), Planeta.com’s director Ron Mader will present 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. Who should attend this workshop? Teachers and administrators curious …

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 …

Virtual Conversation: What is a Recipe?

Poster: Ron Mader, What is a recipe? #roofdog Publisher’s Note: Sharing and lightly editing an announcement from The Recipe Project which celebrates its fifth anniversary by hosting a Virtual Conversation on ‘What is a Recipe?’ June 2 to July 5, 2017. Kudos for inspired, inclusive and open participation! Twitter Shoutout: @historecipes, @ltotelin, @historybeagle Hashtags:  #recipesconf and #recipesproject. Wiki: Recipes Source: http://recipes.hypotheses.org/9170 …

Biodiversity on the Social Web – Live Web Tours This Week #idb2017 #biodiversityday

Poster: BioDiversityDay 2017 Today – May 21 – is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica) and Planeta.com hosts live, interactive web tours this week. Join us Tuesday at 10am Vegas, 12pm Oaxaca, 1pm Montreal, 6pm London, 3am Brisbane. Videos http://youtu.be/e2sHFqJAwo0 The objective of this exercise is to highlight and …

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 …

Upgrade Your World during the International Year of Sustainable Tourism

Photo: Safranbolu My talk and Q&A at the European Ecotourism Conference was made via long distance video Monday, April 17. The talk – Upgrade Your World during the International year of Sustainable Tourism – asks where we stand in 2017 and what we have learned since the first European Ecotourism Conference in 2010. These are the working notes. …

Facebook

We would like to make the most of our presence on Facebook and seek your suggestions. We would also like to help friends and colleagues make the most of Facebook. Again, suggestions are most welcome. Yes, on Facebook there is a Planeta Page and a Planeta Group. Hosting a page and a group, I see the advantages and …

City Parks on the Social Web

Photo: City of Calgary, Olympic Plaza In 2017 Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. Which are our favorites? The nominations open now if you’d like to comment. What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in which to …