Talk Like a Pirate Day

Hashtags September 19 Talk like a pirate day Hashtag: #TalkLikeAPirateDay Key Links International Talk Like a Pirate Day @thecapnslappy facebook.com/InternationalTalkLikeAPirateDay Features Arrrggg You Serious? How to Truly Talk Like a Pirate What we’ve learned about pirates The name Blackbeard is synonymous with pirating in the eighteenth century Embedded Tweets How many of these pirate words …

Decolonizing

Buzzwords Decolonizing = Getting rid of that top-down planning (John Aini) Headlines ‘Decolonizing conservation’: Q&A with PNG marine activist John Aini Protecting PNG’s oceans: Q&A with marine activist John Aini/ Recommended Listening How Alison Wylie went from digging in the dirt to ‘decolonising archaeology’ Embedded Tweets And the work with John Aini I talked about …

Overtourism

Buzzwords Overtourism = Essay Having seen the overcrowding in person at Zion National Park over the past decade, I wonder if we are satisfied with the communication about park visitation as visitors. Do we know beforehand that we are contributing to a human traffic jam? What are strategies for visitors to avoid overcrowded places? Living …

Las Vegas International

Photo: Café Berlin This page explores the international connections in Las Vegas starting with Ethiopia, Germany, India, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, Vietnam… Apologies in advance for the randomness of the links. We are starting our long-awaited deep dive and suggestions are welcome as we refresh and update this guide. Questions What first and second-generation nationalities live …

Academics

Buzzwords Academic = Scholar in a college or institute of higher education Headlines Why College Became So Expensive Academic travel culture is not only bad for the planet, it is also bad for the diversity and equity of research I’m a non-serious academic. I make no apologies for this Ten reasons we should ditch university …

USA 2019

USA Flag Curating headlines and tidbits from the USA: September Merriam-Webster: A 200-year-old dictionary offers hot political takes on Twitter https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/2357930001 August https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2019/8/29/20838464/comey-memos-inspector-general-horowitz-dangerous A professor called Bret Stephens a ‘bedbug.’ The New York Times columnist complained to the professor’s boss Behind Nate Silver’s war with The New York Times Some people complain that this is …

Screenshots

Buzzwords Screenshot = an image of the data displayed on the screen of a computer or mobile device Examples Planeta.com Computers The world is a smartphone and those who do not travel use only one app Tablet Digital Literacy Quiz Visual Thinking