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 …

Future Tense

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended Listening One of my favorite podcasts helps listeners get a jump on the future. Australian Broadcasting Commission’s Future Tense — abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense — explores social, cultural, political, and economic fault lines arising from rapid change. The weekly half-hour program/podcast takes a critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways …

Publishers

Photo: Barcelona Publisher = a person or company that prepares and issues books, journals, music, or other works for sale Digital Publishers Horizon Travel Press Transitions Abroad Dead Tree and Digital Publishers Lonely Planet Planeta.com Books The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación New Titles International Literacy Day is September 8

International Day for Universal Access to Information

Poster September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information. Hashtag: #AccessToInfoDay History The day was inaugurated in November 2015 and was first held on September 28, 2016. The day had been recognized as International Right to Know Day since 2002 and was developed by international civil society advocates into its current form beginning in 2012. …

Radio

Photo Radio = The transmission and reception of electromagnetic waves of radio frequency, especially those carrying sound messages FYI – The difference between FM and AM radio?  Basically, FM radio is tuned to changes in the frequency of radio waves, whilst AM is tuned to the amplitude of radio waves. So AM radio is more …

Engagement

Graphic: Ron Mader, Levels of Engagement Engagement = Meaningful interaction One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is that of engagement – how to communicate, interact and listen to locals and how to avoid fatigue over the rough patches. Avoiding engagement fatigue is critical if …

Webcam

Photo: Soommaa Webcam = a video camera that inputs to a computer connected to the Internet, so that its images can be viewed by Internet users Examples Freemont (Downtown Las Vegas) Titletown (Green Bay, Wisconsin) KUNV Studio Raiders Stadium (Las Vegas) Estonia explore.org/livecams Planeta.com Livestreaming and archived video Internet Photography Video

Roofdog

Photo: Ron Mader, Roof Dog, Oaxaca Planeta.com explores the buzzwords, love them and hate them. Preferably, put them into context and translate them into Spanish (and other languages on request). Visually, this is the solution I came up with this is to put the weasel words as questions in the thought bubbles of a dog …

August 19 is World Photography Day

Photo: NASA Goddard, Earth August 19 is World Photography Day, a day to pay homage to the history of photography, celebrate the present and leave a positive trail for the future. World Photography Day originates from the invention of the daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839 The French Academy of Sciences announced the …

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 …