Indigenous Languages

Photo: Caldo de Piedra • Oaxaca, México Indigenous Languages are awesome. Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. 2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages We are updating some popular features on Planeta.com: Languages Ayöök Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec (Maaxïnkojm), Oaxaca, México Mixteco de San Pedro Tidaá Māori Language Sámi …

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 …

#SciComm

Hashtags #scicomm = Science Communication Hashtag: #scicomm Headlines https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032052-900-time-to-break-academic-publishings-stranglehold-on-research https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/the-scientific-paper-is-obsolete/556676/ Recommended Listening  Defending science from denial, fraud and pseudoscience – What happened when a philosopher of science goes to a flat earth conference. https://twitter.com/leecmcintyre@leecmcintyre Embedded Tweets I wish science papers were also available in podcast format, where the authors shoot the shit about why they did what …

Roofdog

Photo: Ron Mader, Roof Dog, Oaxaca Planeta.com explores the buzzwords, love them and hate them. Visually, this is the solution I came up with this is to embed the weasel words as questions in the thought bubbles of a dog. All of the Roofdog posters on Flickr and the Slideshare presentation use the Creative Commons …

Visitor Information

Poster Information, please! Well-managed visitor information centers are helpful to locals and visitors. It also helps for visitors to know where to look! Good practice example courtesy of SECTUR Oaxaca. If brick-and-mortar centers are not accessible or have outdated info or charge too much to let tourism services post brochures, then these venues do everyone …

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. Key Links getpocket.com trending queue recommended getpocket.com/tos facebook @pocket Tweets by Pocket Pocket Premium https://getpocket.com/premium Suggestions How to improve Pocket Allow …

Communication and Sustainable Tourism (2006)

Report Cover Excerpt: The need for governments to create and maintain websites with regularly updated information was stressed, as was the notion that websites should not serve just for tourism promotion purposes, but also to disseminate information on tourism policies and plans. There could be an award for National Tourism Boards websites that illustrate a …

Whatsapp

Logo WhatsApp Messenger – whatsapp.com – is a freeware, cross-platform, and end-to-end encrypted instant messaging application for smartphones. It also incorporates a feature called status, which allows users to upload photos and videos to a 24-hours-lifetime feed that, by default, are visible to all contacts. Key Links whatsapp.com download web.whatsapp.com – To see whatsapp on …

Email

Buzzwords Email = Electronic mail Essay 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 …

Butt Dial

Buzzwords Butt Dial = an inadvertent call made on a mobile phone as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to a button or buttons on the phone Also called: butt call, pocket call, pocket dial Embedded Tweets all butt dials are on the record — Steven Rich (@dataeditor) October 25, 2019 What happens when …