Digital Literacy

Buzzwords Digital Literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills. – ALA Connect What if we thought of digital literacy as a form of capacity building? Embedded Tweets Be curious. Support the Henderson Libraries @hendersonlibs with the Friends of Henderson …

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 …

Touring Bird

Photo: Farrukh Touring Bird – https://www.touringbird.com – helps city travelers explore, compare, and book experiences via Google. Header: Travel – it’s all about the experience. Instagrammable places? Check. Self-guided, set your own pace treks? Check. As a new initiative, the offerings are limited to a handful of cities, mostly in the USA. What is offered …

The world is a smartphone and those who do not travel use only one app

Poster A smartphone is a mobile telephone that offers advanced computing ability and connectivity. The smartphone turns every walk into a potential photo safari. Should we call it a ‘phone?’ Embedded Tweets Press home to open pic.twitter.com/UUbEuL9pAM — Ron Mader (@ronmader) December 25, 2016 "I'm not really supposed to do this," says the Verizon employee, …

Upgrade

Verbs Upgrade = To raise (something) to a higher standard Upgrade your world by making the most of old-school allies and the expanding universe of the social web This presentation shows how the messages of environmental conservation and responsible / conscious / local travel is told using hi-tech and lo-fi communication. Engage! Comments are welcome …

Pocket

Elsewhere on the Web For mobile adventurers, Pocket is an app/extension that can be used across devices. For those who formerly used Delicious to bookmark favorite pages and sites, this is a recommended replacement. Background Pocket was founded in 2007 by Nate Weiner to help people save interesting articles, videos and more from the web …

Wiki Loves Monuments

Every September on Wikipedia, Wiki Loves Monuments is an annual international photo competition where participants capture cultural heritage monuments and upload their photographs to the Wikimedia Commons under a free license for use on Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the project by uploading photos they’ve taken of registered …

#FlickrFriday

Hashtags We use the #FlickrFriday hashtag to talk up all things Flickr on Fridays. As a photography site, Flickr has been one of my favorites. That said, the site’s diminishing popularity has put the hashtag into dissuse. There is a Flickr Friday Group with a different topic that changes on a weekly basis. Embedded Tweets …

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 …