Digitize

Photo: Digitize Digitize = convert images, text or sound into a digital form that can be processed by a computer. What records, videos, audio tapes, photos would you like to digitize? What are our options as we head in 2018? What would we like to see online by 2020? This page explores the practical ins …

Nextdoor

Favorite apps Nextdoor Official spin: Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it’s free. Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer …

Open Access

Buzzwords Open Access = Availability to all Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. – SPARC Key Links https://sparcopen.org https://twitter.com/SPARC_NA Tweets by SPARC_NA Wiki Open Access Planeta.com Open Open Educational Resources Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge International …

Email

Buzzwords A humble suggestion. Let’s use email more wisely. Personally, I check it weekly (Thursdays-Fridays), finding the endless announcements and mailing lists from friends and complete strangers tiresome, the spam and junk mail irritating (even if goes to a junk mail folder, why am I receiving this crap?), and the whole notion missing the point …

#NatureForAll

Cover #NatureForAll is a global movement to inspire love of Nature—of our earth, water, sky, plants, animals, and people. Hashtag: #NatureForAll New publication: Playbook In 2015, the Canadian Parks Council (CPC) formed a citizen working group to develop an action guide to connect Canadians with Nature. One year later, The Nature Playbook was launched to …

Hashtags

Photo Hashtags – the tag prefaced with # – are used to aggregate information from different people. Tags are key words used to organize information. They’re like the ingredients on a label. On a blog or Flickr, you can give your uploads a ‘tag’ or keyword. which is like a keyword. These are often recycled into personal or …

Flickr Lessons

We have been big fans of Flickr, the user-generated photography website which launched in February 2004. This pioneering social web site rewards interaction and offers access to Creative Commons-licensed images. There are some gripes, but on the whole, Flickr is our old-school social web darling. April 2018 news – Flickr has been acquired by Smugmug …

Reflections on Slow Travel

Photo: Ron Mader, #RTCBikeShare My background – Originally, I’m from Indiana, home of the Three Rivers Festival which deepened my interest in local and international culture, particularly food, mostly food. The weekend’s International Village would showcase international foods that otherwise were not on the menu. Since I created Planeta.com in 1994, I’ve lived in three …

WordPress

WordPress Key Links https://wordpress.org https://dailypost.wordpress.com/blogging-university YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/wpbeginner Breaking News (May 2018) https://exactmetrics.com/google-analytics-dashboard-wordpress-gadwp-now-exactmetrics https://exactmetrics.com/privacy-policy/ Plugins Google Analytics Dashboard for WP by ExactMetrics (formerly GADWP) YITH Infinite Scrolling Pages and Posts Pages are similar to posts in that they have a title, body text, and associated metadata, but they are different in that they are not part …

Collaboration in New Zealand Travel and Tourism

New Zealand has some of the best livestreaming video in the world, including NetHui and RoyalCam. We are updating our NZ-focused resources and suggestions are welcome. One of collaborative editing available is a Google Doc: Collaboration in New Zealand Travel and Tourism — https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YiYNLbBqoMksx3aftECKi4rMdupAmMFe8QL3TaS9lNA/edit — that anyone can edit. Focus on this for a moment — how …