August 19 is World Photography Day

Photo 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 process and a …

Respect

Verbs Respect = To admire deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements Translations, please! Embedded Tweets Translations, please: Respect ✊ https://t.co/gjgB7A1Hwr pic.twitter.com/hyOAs5wSSp — planetanews (@planetanews) August 16, 2018 Planeta.com Verbs Civility

#NavajoCodeTalkersDay

August 14 is Navajo Code Talkers Day Hashtag: #NavajoCodeTalkersDay In 1942 the Marine Corps recruited young Navajos to serve in the Pacific during World War II. They would learn how to use their native language as a code during combat operations. Neither the Japanese Army nor Navy were ever able to crack the code, which remained …

Viral

Adjectives Viral = relating to or involving an image, video or meme circulated rapidly and widely from one Internet user to another Elsewhere on the Web Viral Culture… Before The Internet history-of-the-first-viral-video http://boingboing.net/2015/07/30/whats-it-like-to-go-viral.html How many views are needed in YouTube to go viral? Quotes Going viral has more to do with the receptivity of the …

2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Visit Finland, Sámi Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Planeta.com will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including #UsaTuVoz and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Key Links https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/meetings-and-workshops/8109-2.html Background from the UN: The 55th meeting of the 3rd Committee of …

Aloha

Buzzwords Aloha = Hawaiian word for love, affection, peace, compassion and mercy Headlines Hawaiian state lawmaker blasts company for trying to restrict use of ‘aloha’ Embedded Tweets Happy #AlohaFriday! pic.twitter.com/8z7aadVPYm — University of Hawaii at Manoa (@uhmanoa) July 22, 2016 Planeta.com Hawaiian Hawai’i Love Compassion Peace

Libraries on the Social Web

Signage: 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 …

Ayuuk Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec

Photo Here are key Mixe (Ayuuk) words and phrases used in Santa María Ocotepec and translated in Spanish and English. The Ayuuk and Spanish translations are courtesy of Engracia Perez Castro and Rodrigo Martínez Vásquez who sell crafts at the La Cosecha Market in Oaxaca de Juárez. Thanks to the extended family for kindness and additional language …