Favorite Podcasts of 2017

As we unveil our favorite podcasts of 2017, it is a good time to reflect on the act of listening. When we are mindfully aware of our senses, we are rarely speaking. We are present in time and space and listening. These are moments when we hear the sound in the background, find meaning in …

Introducing Internet Universality Indicators

Buzzwords News from UNESCO Help UNESCO finalize the draft Internet Universality Indicators Stakeholders are invited to review the first draft indicators document and respond to the three questions below by March 15, 2018. Submissions should be sent via email an online submission platform to be available in late December. Consultation questions: Are there any additional themes, questions or indicators which you believe …

Tips for Authors and Publishers

Planeta.com strives to be friendly to readers, authors and publishers. The following tips will help creators and purveyors of dead tree heritage media. SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES Please note that we are putting into practice a number of sustainable practices and this includes not receiving any unsolicited materials in print or online. Requests Print Materials – please …

National Book Festival 2017

Washington, DC – The 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 1. Key Links https://www.loc.gov/bookfest http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/multimedia/posters https://www.facebook.com/libraryofcongress https://twitter.com/librarycongress https://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress https://www.youtube.com/user/LibraryOfCongress Playlist Author Stages Amazing authors, illustrators and poets will make presentations on stages dedicated to kids, fiction, history, poetry, contemporary life and …

The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación

Image: Lila, Lucia, Lucia, Lila (one of our favorite videos, so far reaching 73,120 people on Facebook) Communication = Exchange of information and thoughts Also see: communication nerds = enthusiasts and superfans of communication The Value of Communication Many people are aware that improving communication is a worthy objective, yet they are stymied by how to put practice …

English

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca. Named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to England, it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia (Angeln) peninsula in the Baltic Sea. It is closely related to the Frisian languages, …

Lots of people get their news on a device.

Quotable The late John Clarke on media: “Lots of people get their news on a device. We’re a divisive society.” Key Links http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/mediawatch/audio/201840219/john-clarke-mocking-the-media https://twitter.com/mrjohnclarke Embedded Tweets John Clarke on media: "We get our news on devices, Brian. We've become a devisive society" https://t.co/myFKGntT2X — Mediawatch (@MediawatchNZ) April 15, 2017 Planeta.com John Clarke Journalism

Posters

Poster = a large printed picture used for education and decoration As part of our campaign to improve wayfinding, we ask the following Please take and share photos of favorite posters and signage. We’d love to see the message and notice boards. Bonus points if you spot any of the posters featured on this site. Planeta.com …