Libraries on the Social Web

Photo: Local author collection Publisher’s Note: Apologies for messy format. Update in progress. Reveal on September 8 International Literacy Day Library = A building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for people to read, borrow, or refer to. Many libraries are forward-thinking, digitally literate and public-facing. Others are …

Little Grass Shack

Poster Among our favorite radio programs in 2018: Little Grass Shack, a Saturday staple on KUNV, Broadcasting from Greenspun Hall, UNLV. (Las Vegas). New hours: Saturdays, 12-3pm. Share the aloha and listen. Phone: 702-895-7078 and 702-895-5868. Pluses Fun hosts, engaging chatter Chance to learn about the 9th island and the connections among islands Hawaiian word …

Immediate Now

Buzzwords One of the buzzwords that should signify the expectation that things happen right now, whether or not that’s a good thing. Customer service? We want it now. Attention, please. Now. Presenting, the immediate now. The immediate now is often expected in real-time messaging. How do we respond to messages that ask for an immediate …

World Responsible Tourism Awards

Photo The World Responsible Tourism Awards are presented each year at WTM London, in front of an audience of 600 key influencers and decision makers. These awards are a centerpiece of WTM Responsible Tourism Day. Key Links http://responsibletourism.wtm.com/about/responsible-tourism-awards 2004-2016 https://www.responsibletravel.com/holidays/responsible-tourism/travel-guide/responsible-tourism-awards https://www.facebook.com/pg/responsibletourismawards Tweets by RTAwards Elsewhere on the Web http://responsibletourismpartnership.org/wtm-responsible-tourism-awards Planeta.com Reflections on Awards What is …

Reflections on Awards

Buzzwords Here’s the bottom line – Awards offer a great incentive which encourages good practices and helps develop communication about critical topics. That said, awards can be manipulated or simply developed in a way that does not promote in-depth dialogue. Regrettably, there have been few surveys of awards. Recommendations We like to see awards that …

Podcast

Buzzwords Podcast = A podcast is a digital media file released episodically and often downloaded The word is a portmanteau of the words “pod”— from Apple’s iPod and “broadcasting.” Despite the etymology, it has never been necessary to use an iPod. A commonly used audio file format is MP3. – Wikipedia A Podcast is audio …

Making the most of an unconference

Photo: Open Space Technology in Estonia Unconference = A facilitated, participant-driven event centered on a specific topic An unconference engages participants without a formal agenda. Instead an unconference encourages attendees to organize their own agenda and action plans. Unconferences can be conducted face-to-face, online or better yet, both! We use the unconference approach for Planeta.com’s …

Where is the conversation?

Photo: 7MagicMountains A conversation is communication between two or more people. A good conversation occurs when people listen to one another over time. (poster). Conversation has changed from chitchat around the physical table or around the proverbial water cooler. Everyone from locals to visitors appreciate the opportunity to be engaged and to be engaged means …

Colin Bisset

Photo Presenting the explorer of the iconic, Colin Bisset. A serial clarifier, Colin condenses the wonders of physical icons around the globe in lively, poetic and educational 3-5 minute capsules on the weekend Blueprint for Living. One of my all-time favorite segments from Australian National Radio’s considerable program, Colin’s features continue to surprise and take …

Hangout

Poster: Are you hangoutable? = ¿Estás hangoutable? Hangout = To relax completely in an unassuming way. Also a Google term for a live video conversation, private or public, aka hangout on air. Before we get to the technical definition and how-to guide, focus on the relax part. You’re in a hammock or stretched out in a lounge …