Indigenous Languages

Photo: Caldo de Piedra • Oaxaca, México Indigenous Languages Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Background from the UN: The 55th meeting of the 3rd Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, saw the adoption of the resolution on “Rights of indigenous peoples”. Among others, the resolution stresses the urgent …

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

Poster A smartphone is a cellphone (mobile phone) 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 …

Radio

February 13 is World Radio Day which seeks to raise awareness about the importance of radio, facilitate access to information through radio and enhance networking among broadcasters.   Elsewhere https://knpr.org/events/winter-online-auction Radio Free Europe Twitter Moment Radio Wiki Radio Planeta.com World Radio Day 2018 World Radio Day Public Broadcasting at 50 Radio Preservation Task Force: From …

#Roofdog

Photo: Ron Mader, Roof Dog de Teotitlán Del Valle Apologies for the buzzwords, but that’s part of the point of this exercise. Visually, the solution I came up with this is to put the questions in the thought bubbles of a roof dog with translation into Spanish. I could print out the posters and post the …

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 …

Email

It would be presumptuous to call for the end of email, but it would be wise to suggest we could use email more wisely. When it comes to email, we need to acknowledge its usefulness as a tool for communication. Email is a useful information delivery system. That said, I’m not a fan. The question …

Open Journalism

Photo: Always Open Open journalism is a reworking of ‘citizen journalism‘ and we are taking this notion as a cornerstone idea for how to engage with Planeta readers. We have always sought reader (aka the audience) feedback and our best features are invariably the result of collaboration. Are there ways to step up these efforts? If …

The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación

Image: Lila, Lucia, Lucia, Lila (one of our favorite videos, so far reaching 73,120 people on Facebook) Communication = Exchange of information and thoughts Also see: communication nerds = enthusiasts and superfans of communication The Value of Communication Many people are aware that improving communication is a worthy objective, yet they are stymied by how to put practice …

Improving Signage

Photo: La Cosecha Anniversary Make a good first impression! Visitors expect to find helpful directions — online and on the ground. Orientation is key. Rules of Good Signage Good signage obeys three simple rules: 1) The information is clear. 2) The information is accurate. 3) The information is where the visitor is looking. Confusing, obsolete …

#SciComm

Hashtags #scicomm = Science Communication Hashtag: #scicomm Artwork / Cue Yourself Embedded Tweets It's #underratedungulate reveal day so here are more nyala pics for you, this time a comparison between the male and the female 🐃🐐🐫 #scicomm pic.twitter.com/WECtQe8F7H — Matt Davis (@m_davis8802) January 30, 2018 Wiki scicomm Planeta.com Science The Value of Communication = El Valor de …