Tools

Buzzwords Tool = a device, especially one held in the hand, used to carry out a particular action Opening the toolbox Keen on responsible travel , conscious travel and ecotourism? Here are tips on using social web channels including Facebook, Flickr (still!),  Twitter, and YouTube. More about this online What’s in your digital toolbox? Planeta.com Education Workshops Digital Literacy Quiz Responsible Travel Week

Tourism, Crisis, and Communication

Photo: Wilma When a crisis affects a particular place, it is rarely presented in a way that provides updated information for visitors. Many tourism businesses, not to mention regional and national ministries and campaigns, are reluctant to voice concerns. Scaremongering kicks in and things go from bad to worse. The consequence for not engaging the …

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

#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 Thread of my published research on #biodiversity conservation. #sciencefriday pic.twitter.com/3i5j9uqVmR — Mike Mascia (@Mike_Mascia) January 26, 2018 Doing science is only …

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 https://www.whatsapp.com/download web.whatsapp.com – To see whatsapp on …

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones)

Logo Wikipedia: The Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, abbreviated as IFT and incorrectly referred to as IFETEL) is an independent government agency of Mexico charged with the regulation of telecommunications and broadcasting services. It was formed on September 10, 2013, as part of larger reforms to Mexican telecom regulations, and replaced the Federal …

Refrigerator Magnets

Photo What’s the point of a souvenir? To remind you of a place where you are not. The souvenirs we choose to keep and display to ourselves and our familial worlds receive a place of honor on a shelf of collected knick knack, walls and sometimes the refrigerator. Refrigerator magnets hold a special place in …

Rock Art

Photo: Valley of Fire Rock Art = Human-made markings placed on natural stone Tips Please do not touch the rock art because contact with the oils in skin will damage them. You may take photographs and sketches, but rubbings are not permitted. Avoid climbing near rock art sites. Bradshaw Foundation Bradshaw Foundation Facebook @BradshawFND Vandalism …

Ellipsis

Buzzwords Ellipsis = three dots (…) Also see: Typing awareness indicator Quotes In my case — in the particularly high-stakes conversation at hand — it was the bubble that popped up to indicate typing, then disappeared to show he had stopped. Then came back up to show typing, then went away again. Then returned for …