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 …

Wayfinding

Buzzwords Wayfinding = All of the ways in which we orient ourselves in physical space and navigate from place to place Recommended Listening walk-this-way – Today, signage and other queues to help you find your way come from the field of environmental graphic design, or “wayfinding.” Chances are that any signs in an airport, in a hospital, or …

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 …

Sgealai

The professional story-teller, or sgealai, is still found in the West of Ireland. – The Golden Ass: The Transformations of Lucius The ‘sgealai’ enjoys higher status as narrator of the ‘sean-sgeal’ or international tale, while the ‘seanchai’ narrates local tales and lore concerning familiar places, family genealogies, fairies and ghosts. – The Irish Writer and …

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 @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 Can we …