Poetry Slam

Buzzwords Poetry slam = competition in which poets perform spoken word poetry. History Poetry slams began in Chicago in 1984 with its first competition designed to move poetry recitals from academia to a popular audience when American poet Marc Smith began experimenting with existing open microphone venues for poetry readings by making them competitive. Wikipedia …

Wi-Fi

Buzzwords Want free Wi-Fi at your conference, hotel or university classroom? Ask for it. Wireless Internet, aka Wi-Fi, is no longer a nice to have accoutrement but a must have essential for events and conferences that want to generate a buzz inside and outside the room. We are also seeing increased usage in public spaces. …

Gutenberg

Buzzwords Writing our story … our being the folks with WordPress trying out Gutenberg, aka WordPress 5.0. Suggestions are welcome from those further on the learning curve. What can we do now with Gutenberg that would make Planeta.com a better website? Support https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/gutenberg Gutenberg 3.5.0 Released Github https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md Leave a way to turn it off …

Delayed Response: The Art of Waiting from the Ancient to the Instant World

Book cover Looking forward to reading Delayed Response: The Art of Waiting from the Ancient to the Instant World. @yalebooks @farman ht @RadioNational @LNLonRN Amazon.com Delayed Response Recommended Listening Pneumatic tubes: the instant messaging technology that transformed the world (Late Night Live, Radio National, Australia) “In the late 19th century , complex networks of pneumatic …

Media

Buzzwords Media = The means of communication, as radio and television, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet, that reach or influence people widely Plural of medium Recommended Listening Is the media making American politics worse? Headlines Media Bubbles Aren’t The Biggest Reason We’re Partisans Planeta.com The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación Journalism Improving …

Communication Notebook

Photo If you want to change the way people think, you can educate them, brainwash them, bribe them, drug them. Or you can teach them a few carefully chosen new words with the power to change the way you see the world (or as the Germans would say, these words might warp your Weltanschauung). – …

Email

Buzzwords 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 whole notion missing the point …

Pony Express

Photo: BLM Nevada, 50th Anniversary In 1860 from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California the Pony Express could deliver a letter faster than ever before. Today the Pony Express National Historic Trail celebrates this achievement on the 50th anniversary of the trails. Hashtag: #FindYourWay Key Links https://www.nps.gov/poex/index.htm https://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/follow-the-trail.htm https://www.nps.gov/poex/learn/historyculture/index.htm https://www.nps.gov/poex/learn/photosmultimedia/mobile-tours-and-apps.htm https://www.nps.gov/poex/planyourvisit/places-to-go.htm https://www.flickr.com/photos/134389515@N06/sets/72157667680944016/ https://www.facebook.com/PonyExpressNPS https://twitter.com/NTIRNPS Elsewhere …

Tone-deaf

Adjectives Just as a literally tone-deaf person is unable to comprehend the differences between musical notes, a metaphorically tone-deaf person is unable to comprehend the different facets/nuances of a given situation. – English Stack Exchange Ohio State Football (2018) https://www.si.com/college-football/2018/09/27/ohio-state-football-silence-tweet-graphic-penn-state https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/it%e2%80%99s-tough-to-be-more-tone-deaf-than-ohio-state-promoting-their-game-against-penn-state-with-a-%e2%80%9csilence%e2%80%9d-graphic/ar-BBNCBTr Planeta.com The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación Empathy Listen