International Mother Language Day 2018

Poster February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrated linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #imld18, #dilm18, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote …

Listen

Verbs Listen = To give one’s attention to a sound. We hear you. And if we do not hear you, we would like to. Embedded Tweets There’s a subfield of musicology called “gastromusicology”, which deals with the sound of food and how it enhances/affects the eating experience. This week, pay close attention to the sounds …

Libraries on the Social Web

Signage: Local author collection 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. Examples please! Planeta.com spotlights good practices around the world. Questions What makes a good library? What is your …

February 21 is International Mother Language Day

Poster: International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrated linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #imld18, #dilm18, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving …

Platinum Rule

Graphic: Ron Mader, Platinum Rule Platinum Rule: Do unto others as they would like to have you do unto them. How do we champion conscious travel, responsible travel, ecotourism? How do we encourage collaboration in maturing social movements? Perhaps one way to start is by following the Platinum Rule: Do unto others as they would …

Love Notebook

Poster:  Fall in Love What does your heart say? – Mixteco greeting (Na ca anun) Ma sa sa’ laa ch’ool (mah sah sah laa ch’ohl) (literally, is there happiness in your heart?) Sa in ch’ oo’ (sah een ch’ohl), (Yes, my heart is happy.) – Maya Q’eqchi Expression, Belize This eye looks with love This …

Craic

Buzzwords Craic = fun, news, scandal, merriment Embedded Tweet Dia Dhuit! My favourite is definitely 'craic' it's untranslatable but is kinda "fun,news,scandal,merriment" 😀🇮🇪 — Aoife Finn (@aoinifh) March 17, 2017   Planeta.com Bliain na Gaeilge (Year of Irish) Gaeilge (Irish)

#usatuvoz

Oaxaca, Mexico – Here is a must-follow, must-amplify, feel-good hashtag for anyone keen on Indigenous culture, language and multigenerational knowledge sharing. Presenting #UsaTuVoz (Use Your Voice) promoted by Voces del Valle (@VocesValle) which encourages Indigenous language use on social networks. The hashtag was launched to curate the tweets of Oaxacan high school students who committed …