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 …

Mexico Journalism

Mexico Flag Headlines México, el mas mortal para los periodistas en 2019 Embedded Tweets Not a good look for Mexico or the 4T … deadliest country in the world for journalists. #MexicoExplained#CuartaTransformación @ronmader @mbeith https://t.co/ykuss5Y6KW — Thomas M. Buckley (@TomBuckley519) August 11, 2019 Reporters without borders https://www.rsf-es.org https://www.rsf-es.org/grandes-citas/clasificacion-por-paises @RSF_ES https://rsf.org/en https://rsf.org/en/ranking/2019 https://rsf.org/en/mexico https://www.mom-rsf.org/en/countries/mexico @RSF_inter Planeta.com …

Radio

Photo Radio = The transmission and reception of electromagnetic waves of radio frequency, especially those carrying sound messages FYI – The difference between FM and AM radio?  Basically, FM radio is tuned to changes in the frequency of radio waves, whilst AM is tuned to the amplitude of radio waves. So AM radio is more …

Engagement

Graphic: Ron Mader, Levels of Engagement Engagement = Meaningful interaction One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is that of engagement – how to communicate, interact and listen to locals and how to avoid fatigue over the rough patches. Avoiding engagement fatigue is critical if …

Improving Signage

Photo: La Paz = Peace Make a good first impression! Visitors expect to find helpful directions — online and on the ground. Viva helpful wayfinding that makes orientation less disorienting. 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 …

Digitize

Photo: Digitize Digitize = convert images, text or sound into a digital form that can be processed by a computer Also spelled: digitise What records, videos, audio tapes, photos would you like to digitize? What are our options as we head in 2020? This page explores the practical ins and outs and it will highlight …

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 …