Google Local Guides

Google is seeking local guides among the users of Google Maps. Earn points by contributing content to Google Maps. Score a place with ratings, describe your experience with reviews, share photographs and videos, provide insights with answers, respond to questions about a place, update information with place edits, add missing places, or verify information by …

Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Photo: Fire-Breathing Mantis, Las Vegas Planeta.com’s director Ron Mader presented four workshop sessions under the rubric of Sharing Cultures on the Social Web, introducing examples from around the world of cultural conservation using the social web at the Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference (June 2017). What does the title allude? Sharing in terms of generosity and in terms of …

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 …

Google Maps

Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (in beta), or public transportation. Key Links https://www.google.com/maps/d/ Tutorials https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/ Example Planeta.com Google Google Local Guides

Remote Participant

Buzzwords Remote participants are people interested in an event but who cannot participate face-to-face. Remote participation can take the form of viewing or interacting with livestreaming video or audio. There can be questions solicited with a particular hashtag that conference attendees pay attention. It’s easier than ever to invite those not in the room in …

Mobile First

Mobile First = Designing an online experience for mobile (smartphones) before designing it for the desktop internet Elsewhere on Web https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/20/googles-mobile-first-search-index-has-rolled-out-to-a-handful-of-sites https://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2012/03/mobile-first-what-does-it-mean.php Planeta.com The world is a smartphone and those who do not travel use only one app What is the Social Web? Google

Responsible Travel Week Challenge

@Okudart Las Vegas One of the objectives of Responsible Travel Week is to improve communication skills using new and existing technologies. Shorthand: Digital Literacy Specifically: Apps, Smartphones, Tablets, Widgets Apps/Platforms: Facebook, Flickr, Google Maps, Instagram, Stack, Twitter, YouTube, Wikispaces We explore these tools through the lens of responsible and conscious travel and vice-versa. Do they …

Slack

In Slack, everything happens on a workspace and a workspace is simply a group of people using Slack together. Key Links https://slack.com https://slack.com/get-started https://slack.com/your-workspaces https://slackhq.com Brand Guidelines Slack at Work https://twitter.com/SlackHQ Two heads are better than one, but how about a whole team? Here’s how you can use Slack to build off each other’s ideas. …

What we’d love participants to do during Responsible Travel Week

Poster All travel and tourism can be more conscious and responsible. Let’s figure out what to do now. Responsible Travel Week, February 12-18, is conducted online and around the globe. Hashtag: #rtweek18 What we mostly desire is engagement – your questions, your contributions, your news of upcoming events, publications and meetups. Schedule your own event or stage a …